Navigation Links
Stem Cell Pioneer Is A Fraud, Claims Colleague

Hwang Woo-suk, the South Korean stem cell scientist who took the world by storm by claiming to have cloned a human embryo, faked his reports that were published in the journal Science, his colleague Roh Sung-il has alleged.// Roh says that the stem cell lines used in the research paper analysis were taken from his stem cell lines since the original ones cloned by Hwang were destroyed by a virus. “Without any cloned stem cells, he presented stem cells taken from my hospital. Nine of the eleven stem cell lines he had said he created didn’t even exist," Roh told the South Korean daily Hankyoreh. Roh, who works as an administrator of the MizMedi Hospital in Seoul was a part of the team that made the sensational announcement in June that they had managed to clone stem cells bearing an exact match with patients' DNA. This could have proved to be the answer to cancer and other deadly diseases like AIDS.

Subsequently, Hwang was hailed as a stem cell guru and was felicitated around the world. The stem cell story got cloudy last month when Gerald Schatten of the University of Pittsburgh resigned from the research team on ethical grounds. It emerged that the eggs for research were donated by junior female researchers from Hwang's own team. This is expressly forbidden in medical research. Subsequently, Hwang himself resigned as the director of the stem cell institute.

These fresh allegations are now being denied by him. He is claiming that the research is true, but was subject to 'human errors.' He said at a news briefing that he was sorry to have caused such a huge problem for everyone concerned. 'The fact remains that our research team was successful in creating stem cells from patients' skin cells.' Science has reserved comment on the whole issue and has said that it does not want to act hastily. Hwang says that he will talk to all the 24 co-authors of the paper before deciding to seek a retraction of the paper from Science.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pioneering artificial heart patient dies
2. A Visually Impaired Patient Pioneers The Seeing Machine
3. Bernard Rimland, the Pioneer of Modern Autism Research Dies.
4. Pioneer Heart Surgeon Faced the Scalpel at 98
5. Perpetrators of $20 Million Medicare Fraud, Brought To Book
6. Ebola Virus - Outbreak Claims More Lives In Uganda.
7. Encephalitis Claims 131 lives in Uttar Pradesh
8. Dengue Claims 15 Lives In West Bengal
9. Palmist Claims to Diagnose Ailments Looking At Your Palm
10. Dengue Fever Claims Five Lives In Pakistan
11. Pneumonia Claims 30 Lives In Pakistan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Brenntag Specialties, Inc.(BSI) , is pleased ... Beverage and Dietary Supplement market segments across the western United ... east of the Rocky Mountains since 2012. Consistent performance in business development ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... Houma, LA, celebrates the beginning of a new charity campaign. As part of ... Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). In the belief that children deserve a voice, and ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... A man who has struggled to quit smoking, a man ... , was determined to find solutions to his problems – and he did. Now Nabat, ... is ready to introduce his breakthrough inventions to the world and better people's lives. His ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... handles are too much to handle, you are not alone. According to the Center ... conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... Steve Helwig & ... a vital new community enrichment program, has teamed up with Citizens Opposed to Domestic ... suffering from intimate abuse. To support all those victimized by the fear of violence ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)... , Feb. 9, 2016 The new report "Global ... Business Research & Consulting group reveals that global diagnostic ultrasound devices ... to grow to US$ 7,466.3 million by 2019 at a CAGR ... analysis of global ultrasound market has been analyzed for six geographies ... , Asia-Pacific , Latin America ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... This TforG report includes the Surgical Procedures ... coding system in South Korea . ... report provides written and numerical analysis on the current ... addition, the latest reforms of the local Healthcare system ... --> The report helps businesses gain a unique ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... HONG KONG , Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... PhD, has joined Athenex as Vice President of Corporate Strategy ... Raymond Yeung , MSc, MBA has joined as Senior Director and ... Hong Kong . Simon Pedder ... I have known for a while. Coupled together with their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: