Milestones May 22, 2006

INDICTED. Hwang Woo Suk, 53, South Korean scientist who said he had created the world's first cloned human embryos and extracted stem cells from them, a claim, published in 2004 and '05, that raised hopes for breakthrough treatments of debilitating diseases from cancer to Alzheimer's; on charges of fraud, embezzlement and bioethics violations; after investigators found key data had been faked; in Seoul. Hwang, who apologized publicly in January, continues to insist he was misled by other researchers.

DIED. Soraya, 37, Colombian-American singer-songwriter who traveled to Latin America to educate women about early detection of breast cancer; of breast cancer; at...

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