Hwang Claims to Have Cloned Pig Stem Cells

Hwang Woo-sukResearchers at disgraced gene scientist Hwang Woo-suk’s Sooam Biotech Research Center claimed they have for the first time created cloned pig embryos and used them to make embryonic stem-cell lines.

Scientists have successfully extracted stem cells from cloned primate embryos, as described in a study on monkeys published in the peer-review journal, Nature, in 2007.

However, this marks the first time that stem cells have been created from the cloned embryos of a pig, and the findings could contribute to developing techniques to extract stem cells from cloned human embryos, Sooam officials said.

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