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After a three-year trial, a South Korean court convicted stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-Suk, reports Agence France-Presse. The court said he was guilty of embezzlement and that he knew the data in his lab's papers had been manipulated. Hwang was also found guilty of defrauding people who contributed funds to his research. Hwang has not yet been sentenced.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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