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Special Report Stars of Asia: Innovators

Hwang Woo Suk

Professor of Veterinary Science, Seoul National University, South Korea

Dr. Hwang Woo Suk, in his lab in Seoul National University.this lab is where he does his stem He's not a politician, a tycoon, or a pop star. But these days, Hwang Woo Suk may enjoy more popularity and respect in South Korea than the hottest celebrity. Hwang is a pioneer of embryonic stem cell research--and a national hero. Indeed, the government issued a postage stamp in February in his honor that shows an image of growing stem cells juxtaposed with silhouettes depicting a man rising from a wheelchair, walking, and embracing another person.

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