Korean wolf cloning study pulled

Journal removes paper describing the first cloning of gray wolves from its Web site after the authors acknowledge mistakes in the manuscript

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Apr 11, 2007
The editor and publisher of the journal Cloning and Stem Cells have removed from their Web site a paper by a South Korean research team published this spring announcing the first cloning of gray wolves, after the authors said they would like to make changes to the text.The nature of the changes has not been publicly released.The research team was once led by Woo-Suk Hwang, who admitted to fabricating his research on human embryonic stem cells. Seoul National University (SNU), where the research was conducted, has launched an investigation into the wolf cloning project. Hwang was involved with this research and is listed as an author on the paper, though he resigned from SNU in December 2005, after a university panel announced his culpability in manipulating results involving human embryonic stem cells.Instead of the full text of the paper, the journal's Web site now shows a message reading, in...

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