In The Field

ISSCR – Hwang really did have a ‘first’

The disgraced South Korean scientist Woo Suk Hwang, found out for publishing fraudulent research, actually did achieve an important first, according to scientists at the meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research – just not the one he claimed.

The human embryonic stem cells he made came from a parthenote, or an activated, unfertilized egg. And he really was first to do that.

Read all about it and leave comments on Nature’s stem cell blog – The Niche.


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