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REUTERS/Jo Yong hak South Korean stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk (R) and Gyeonggi province governor Kim Moon-su (2nd R) hold a cloned coyote during a donation ceremony at a wildlife protection centre in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, October 17, 2011. Hwang on Monday donated eight coyotes that he and his research team at the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation cloned to help the endangered species, to the Gyeonggi provincial government, local media reported. Hwang was at the heart of a research fraud case in 2005, where a team he led was found by review boards to have manipulated key data in its studies on cloning stem cells. South Korea, considered then a global leader in human embryonic stem cell research, all but put stem cell research into deep freeze as a result of the scandal.

Genetically cloned animals

Scientific success has added to the growing list of animals that have been cloned from adult cells, including Dolly the sheep, fish, pigs, goats, cattle, mice and even an ox-like creature called a gaur.