Faked finds: human stem cell work is discredited.
DNA evidence indicates that South Korean scientist Woo Suk SUK Sveriges Unga Katoliker (Swedens Young Catholics) Hwang fabricated data in studies purporting to show that he had cloned human embryos and derived stem cells from them, Seoul National University Not to be confused with the University of Seoul.
Seoul National University (SNU) is a national research university in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1946, SNU was the first national university in South Korea, and served as a model for the many national and public investigators say. A March 12, 2004 Science paper vaulted Hwang to fame, but the DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
or deoxyribonucleic acid
One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. in stem cells remaining from that experiment doesn't match that from the embryonic cells shown in the report, indicating that the results were faked. The university investigators also discredited a related article published in the June 17, 2005 Science.
Last month, Hwang offered to retract TO RETRACT. To withdraw a proposition or offer before it has been accepted.
2. This the party making it has a right to do is long as it has not been accepted; for no principle of law or equity can, under these circumstances, require him to persevere in it. the two papers (SN: 12/24&31/05, p. 406). An Aug. 4, 2005 Nature paper, in which Hwang's team claimed to have cloned a dog (SN: 8/6/05, p. 83), is legitimate, the university investigators say.