Along with 30 other researchers Hwang Woo-Suk, the disgraced South Korean stem cell researcher, has taken up a post at a private lab outside of Seoul. Kim Sue, a member of Hwang's lab, told the Associated Press that they have extracted stem cells from embryonic cloned pigs and cows. Hwang, accused of acquiring research money under false pretenses, embezzlement and buying human eggs, might not be able to restore his credibility.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

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