Disgraced S. Korean scientist Hwang defends his work: reportI'm prepared to give him a break but Hwang needs to work on his explanation:
SEOUL, South Korea -- Disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk insisted he has the technology to produce embryonic stem cells individually tailored to patients even though a panel of his peers said he didn't produce any such cells, a newspaper reported Saturday.
A university panel said Thursday Hwang did not produce any patient-specific stem cells as claimed in a paper published in May in the journal Science, dealing a shattering blow to the already disgraced scientist's reputation as a medical pioneer.
But Hwang stood by his work. (link)
"I definitely have the source technology to produce tailored embryonic stem cells," Hwang was quoted as saying in Beopbo, a South Korean Buddhist newspaper. "I can replicate the process any time.""I can do it. I have the know-how. I just choose not to at this time."
Hwang. Hwang. Hwang. Come on, man. Come back when you've got a better come-back.