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Science  06 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5757, pp. 22-25
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5757.22

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SEOUL AND TOKYO-- When Seoul National University investigators announced on 29 December that there was no evidence Woo Suk Hwang and his team had produced any of the patient-specific stem cells they described in a June 2005 Science paper, they also vindicated dozens of anonymous young Korean scientists who, without knowing one another, worked together and with the media to unravel a huge scientific fraud. (Read more.)