“A disgraced South Korean scientist’s application for a patent to protect his disputed human embryo cloning technology is still under review, Australia’s intellectual property protection body says. Agency spokespeople have refused to comment on why the patent would not be granted as scheduled.”
It is now widely known that the cloning research of Dr. Hwang, published in 2004 and 2005 was not only fraudulent, but exploited hundreds of women for their eggs.
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.