Triumphs, Troubles and Tea

Every year has its breakthroughs and breakdowns in the science, business and politics of health care. But for all its many controversies, 2005 was a banner year

It's unlikely Woo Suk Hwang imagined his year would end this way. The veterinary scientist from Seoul National University made headlines around the world earlier this year--and was celebrated as a hero in South Korea--with a pair of triumphs in stem cells and cloning‚ including the world's first cloned dog. But Hwang resigned from his post at a new stem-cell research center last week when it was revealed that he had lied about the source of some of the human eggs used in his medical research. The quality of Hwang's science is unimpeached, but the reputation of the scientist has been...

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