The Newsletter 52 Winter 2009

Turning misfortune into blessing Public confidence in hESC after Hwang

Seyoung Hwang

Following the 2005 Hwang scandal, the South Korean government promised a hugely disappointed public jeonhwawibok – turning the misfortune into a blessing. Four years on, Seyoung Hwang reports the ways in which scientists, policy and bioethics experts anticipate the prospect of research governance and human embryonic stem cell research (hESC), and explores the place of public confi dence in the current regulatory discourse.

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