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Cloning

Cloning expert Hwang Woo-suk: one of a kind

20 years ago

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Posted on Feb 21, 2004, 1 p.m. By Bill Freeman

Hwang Woo-suk was first called a maverick scientist. Some people even said he was conducting unethical and risky experiments. Now he is known around the world as the first person to clone a human embryo and take stem cells from it - a technique that may lead to breakthrough treatments for diabetes and other diseases.

Hwang Woo-suk was first called a maverick scientist. Some people even said he was conducting unethical and risky experiments. Now he is known around the world as the first person to clone a human embryo and take stem cells from it - a technique that may lead to breakthrough treatments for diabetes and other diseases. The groundbreaking achievement has shoved Hwang and his team into the spotlight, refueling an ethical debate that spans the worlds of science, politics and religion. It also has drawn attention to Korea as a pioneer in cloning research.

Source: http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2004/02/21/200402210045.asp



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