Dr. Andy

Reflections on medicine and biology among other things

Friday, December 23, 2005

Korean stem cell finale

It looks like the end of the line for Dr. Hwang and his stem cells.

In memorium:
I see the summer children in their mothers
Split up the brawned womb's weathers,
Divide the night and day with fairy thumbs;
There in the deep with quartered shades
Of sun and moon they paint their dams
As sunlight paints the shelling of their heads
As I read the article, the investigating panel has not ruled out that Hwang did create 2 stem cell lines, albeit using far more eggs than reported.

Why he would cheat to report 11 lines when even 2 lines would have been an enormous achievement? My answer is that they didn't even suceed with the first 2 lines. And probably past papers from the group are fraud too.

By the way, I can only imagine the panel was able to come to a conclusion so quickly because other researchers admitted outright fraud.


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