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Science  01 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5731, pp. 49
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5731.49b

Flying high. South Korean geneticist Woo Suk Hwang earned iconic status in his country earlier this year when he became the first researcher to clone human embryonic stem cells bearing the genetic imprint of diseased patients (Science, 20 May, p. 1096). Now the nation's flagship airline is rewarding him with a decade of free travel for himself and his wife.

“This will give me more chances to attend scientific conferences,” says the Seoul National University professor, who availed of the offer last month to attend a 2-day meeting on stem cell research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. The couple may fly in the highest service class available when traveling in connection with Hwang's research. “In the event that he needs to travel with research supplies, Korean Air will consider accommodating cargo transport needs,” according to a 3 June press release that announced the offer.

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