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Stem cell researchers paid women for ova
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Big News Network.com Tuesday 22nd November, 2005 (UPI)

Medical researchers working with South Korean stem cell pioneer Professor Hwang Woo-suk admit paying women to donate their ova for stem cell research.

Twenty South Korean donors received about $1,500 in 2002 and 2003 as compensation for donating ova, the Chosun Ilbo reported.

Although compensating donors is not illegal under a 2005 bioethics law, the revelation will likely add fuel to ethical concerns over the donation for Hwang's project that led to a public rift with a U.S. collaborator.

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