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S. Korea Weighs Lab Return Of Disgraced Cloning Scientist (S. Korea)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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South Korea's Ministry of Health is weighing a request by a disgraced cloning scientist to be allowed to conduct embryonic stem cell research once again, this time not as a team leader. Hwang Woo-suk and his base laboratory, Suam Bioengineering Research Institute, applied to the ministry's director in charge of bioethics safety for permission to do the research. The same type of work led to Hwang's downfall after it was discovered he and his team faked laboratory results, an issue still alive in the courts. The institute plans to return to Hwang's project of using somatic cells from specific patients to grow stem cells tailored to that patient. (Click here for more
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