Feeds

Hwang Woo-suk accuser questioned

Prosecutors harvest evidence

The Power of One Infographic

The whistle blower in the South Korean stem cell research fraud scandal has today been questioned by prosecutors, Reuters reports.

Roh Sung-il was director of a fertility clinic in Seoul, and together with disgraced Professor Hwang Woo-suk was a co-author of one of the discredited research papers.

Key data was fabricated in work that claimed to have made breakthroughs in human therapeutic cloning.

Once revered as a national hero, Hwang and his team are now the subject of a criminal investigation into the misuse of state funds. The professor has also been accused of ethical misconduct in coercing female employees to donate eggs to his research.

Having claimed he has the victim of a conspiracy, public opinion in South Korea turned against Hwang after television appearances by Roh in December claiming Hwang's work had produced no cloned embryos.

Prosecutors told Korean news agency Yonhap: “We decided that to figure out the truth of the case, we needed to summon Roh.” They plan to question Hwang soon.®

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists
Researchers, advocates, health workers among those on shot-down plane
The Sun took a day off last week and made NO sunspots
Someone needs to get that lazy star cooking again before things get cold around here
Mwa-ha-ha-ha! Eccentric billionaire Musk gets his PRIVATE SPACEPORT
In the Lone Star State, perhaps appropriately enough
MARS NEEDS OCEANS to support life - and so do exoplanets
Just being in the Goldilocks zone doesn't mean there'll be anyone to eat the porridge
Diary note: Pluto's close-up is a year from … now!
New Horizons is less than a year from the dwarf planet
Forty-five years ago: FOOTPRINTS FOUND ON MOON
NASA won't be back any time soon, sadly
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.