South Korea

South Korean Custom Officials Seize Smuggled Capsules Made From Babies’ Flesh

Coyote cloning claims made by disgraced scientist

Coyote cloning claims made by disgraced scientistDue to some ethical issues, in 2006, Hwang Woo-suk, was stripped of his stem cell research license but since then he has claimed to clone about eight coyotes making use of techniques that were first made when he cloned a dog in 2005.

Seoul Educational Institutions Reporting Asbestos Presence

South-KoreaAsbestos, a highly hazardous mineral fiber, has been banned to use in most developed countries because of its lethal negative effects on health including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer in the protective lining of the body’s major organs and cavities. However, throughout the 20th century it was commonly used as a construction material to be used in drywall, pipe lagging and insulation.

Outbreak of FMD in South Korea Costs Nearly $3.4b

DPRK encourages South Korea for Dialogue with Practical Measures

DPRK encourages South Korea for Dialogue with Practical MeasuresMember of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Rodong Sinmun, on Saturday had encouraged South Korea for responding to the DPRK dialogue proposal with practical measures. He claimed that the South Korean authorities wish to have a dialogue with DPRK while performing large scale military exercises is doubtable.

Bird flu caution rises in S. Korea

H5N1-virusBird flu level in South Korea has been raised following detection of the H5N1 avian influenza virus that were found at poultry farms in about four places and S. Korea is already battling a serious outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.