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Update on South Korean stem cell research investigation

Today the Washington Post reported that “at least nine of the [eleven] customized stem cell colonies that Hwang had claimed to have made earlier this year were fakes” and that the two that do exist were not genetic matches harvested from patients, but were taken from a fertility clinic’s embryos. What’s more, several money transfers to Korean researchers appear to be part of an attempt to cover up the deception. Additional investigations, both into Hwang’s Snuppy cloning (published August 2005) and his cloning of human stem cells (published March 2004), are being conducted. Read the story here.

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