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Thursday, June 29, 2006 - Stem Cell Guru

Despite reports to the contrary, it appears as though the most (in)famous name in stem cell research will be back in business sooner rather than later, according to the report below:

Stem Cell Faker to Carry On

South Korea’s disgraced cloning expert Hwang Woo-Suk, on trial over charges of fraud and embezzlement, will resume research work as early as next month, his lawyer said yesterday. "Dr Hwang will resume his research next month. He will set up a private lab somewhere in Seoul," his defence lawyer Lee Geon-Haeng told AFP. "Some donors will provide funds for him to restart his study."

About 30 of his former assistants will join the new lab but Hwang’s top two lieutenants, including Lee Byeong-Chun who is credited with creating the world’s first cloned dog last year, will not join the team. Hwang will focus on animal cloning experiments because he was deprived of a government licence for human stem cell research in March, a month after experts concluded that his landmark research papers were bogus. Hwang was indicted in May on charges of fraud, embezzlement and ethical breaches.


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