Disgraced scientist convicted of embezzlement

Once hailed as a national hero for his groundbreaking work on new stem cell therapies, South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk was convicted of embezzling research funds and sentenced to a three-year suspended sentence. The court in Seoul confirmed that Hwang had fabricated scientific evidence and used some of the money he had received for his stem cell work for non-R&D related expenses. Article