한국의 서울대학교는 줄기세포 연구학자 황우석 교수의 논문조작 사건과 관련해, 황 교수를 포함한 관련교수 일곱명을 직위해제했다고, 한국의 연합통신의 보도했습니다.

서울대학교는 또한, 이들 교수들에 대해 개별적인 징계절차를 계속할 계획이라고 밝혔습니다. 한국검찰은, 황교수 팀의 연구비 사용내역을 조사하고있습니다.

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The South Korean news agency Yonhap is reporting that disgraced stem cell researcher Hwang Woo-Suk and six other professors have been fired from their faculty posts at Seoul National University. Yonhap says (today/Thursday) the scientists have been implicated in the manipulation of stem cell research papers authored by Hwang.

The university says it plans to pursue other punitive measures against the professors on an individual basis. Prosecutors are investigating a team led by Hwang in connection with his research funding. Investigators have said Hwang made false claims about creating patient-specific stem cells.

Hwang has admitted to fraud in his papers, but says he was the victim of a conspiracy to discredit him. Hwang was once hailed as a national hero and pioneer in the field of embryonic stem cells.