Thursday, February 9, 2006

Liar! Liar! You are fired!

News agencies are quoting a Yonhap News report that Seoul National University has fired (AP says "suspended") disgraced cloning scientist Dr. Hwang Woo-suk and six other professors on his team today, for their involvement in fabricated stem cell research.

According to Maclean's, Yonhap said the university's disciplinary committee would also discuss more punitive actions for those involved in the falsified work published in the journal Science. They will meet again February 21 to question the professors. (AP quotes Yonhap News as saying the researchers would retain their professor positions until the university's disciplinary committee decides on final punitive actions.)

This expected development is on top of other problems for Dr. Hwang, whom South Korea's state audit board is investigating on suspicions of misusing government funds. Prosecutors are also conducting their own investigation into the scandal.
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