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Hwang May Have Faked First Cloning Report

The Hwang scandal may involve his every notable scientific work. Questions are now being asked whether he actually cloned a dog and gestated it to birth, which no other biotechnologists have ever been able to do. Now, it looks as if his first announcement in Science, that he had cloned human embryos and obtained one embryonic stem cell line, may also have been faked. The evidence? The purported photos of the cloned stem cell line is identical to earlier published photos of embryonic stem cells taken from naturally created embryos.

If this is true, human life appears never to have been cloned and the ongoing political campaign to federally fund the research in order “not to be left behind,” is in tatters.


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