Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Score? Adult Stem Cell Research, 65 and Counting vs Hwang Woo-Suk, 0 and Out of the Game

A Seoul National University panel investigating Hwang Woo-Suk's fraudulent claims of embryonic stem cell research team has now admitted the fact -- ALL of the team's research claims were completely false. Hwang did not successfully clone human embryos nor did he clone patient-specific embryonic stem cells.

The University, Science magazine, and Hwang's legion of fans in Korea and around the world who thought him a bold pathfinder whose work would create inumerable cures and treatments -- are all now struggling to hide their embarassment and disappointment. I can suggest a proven cure for those problems, however -- they need only begin to put their hopes, their money, and their efforts into adult stem cell research. The treatments coming from that field are proving anything but fake.