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Korean women rush to donate eggs after research pioneer resigns

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7528.1291-b (Published 01 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1291
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

    The resignation of the pioneering Korean stem cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk as chairman of the recently formed World Stem Cell Hub will not stop the progress of stem cell research in Korea, he said this week.

    Professor Hwang of Seoul National University resigned from his chairmanship on 24 November when he admitted that the eggs used in his laboratory's research came from two junior researchers in his team and from paid donors.

    “I will resign from any official advisory board to the government, but I will keep doing stem cell …

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