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U.S. Scientist Leaves Joint Stem Cell Project: Alleged Ethical Breaches By South Korean Cited

Date: November 12, 2005
Author: Rick Weiss
QUOTE: ...rumors had spread in scientific circles that the eggs Hwang used to achieve that landmark result had been taken from a junior scientist in his lab. That situation, if true, would be in violation of widely held ethics principles that preclude people in positions of authority from accepting egg donations from underlings. The rules are meant to prevent subtle -- or not-so-subtle -- acts of coercion.

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