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A claim by South Korean scientists to have created the first cloned wolves is being investigated by officials at the team's university.

The group is led by a former colleague of disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk.

In 2005, a Seoul National University panel concluded stem cell research by Dr Hwang had been fabricated.

The wolf cloning team is suspected of using erroneous data to inflate their claims of having created two cloned wolves, a university statement said.

The results - published in the scientific journal Cloning and Stem Cells - may contain false DNA information, the statement continued.

Lee Byeong-chun, a veterinary professor and leader of the research, announced last month that his team had succeeded in cloning the two wolves, named Snuwolf and Snuwolffy.

The wolf clones were both born in October 2005.
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