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Woo Suk Hwang


Disgraced Scientist Clones Dogs, And Critics Question His Intent (NPR, September 30, 2015)

The amazing rise, fall, and rise again of Korea’s ‘king of cloning’ (Business Insider, September 9, 2015)

Hwang Woo-suk’s Use of Human Eggs for Research 2002-2005 (The Embryo Project Encyclopedia, August 12, 2014)

Korean scientist behind Britain’s first cloned dog is a convicted fraudster who was forced to quit university for making up results (Daily Mail, April 10, 2014)

Korean Scientist’s New Project: Rebuild After Cloning Disgrace (New York Times, February 28, 2014)

Fraud, retractions no barrier to US cloning patent for Woo-Suk Hwang (Retraction Watch, February 16, 2014)

Disgraced Scientist Granted U.S. Patent for Work Found to be Fraudulent (New York Times, February 14, 2014)

Woo Suk Hwang Revisited (Nature, January 15, 2014)

Cloning comeback (Nature, January 14, 2014)

The Cloning Scandal of Hwang Woo-Suk (Stem Cells, May 6, 2012)

Hwang Woo-Suk: His Search For Scientific Redemption Thwarted By The Libyan War (Asian Scientist, March 24, 2011)

BBC Profile: Hwang Woo-suk (BBC News, October 26, 2009)

Disgraced Cloning Expert Convicted in South Korea (New York Times, October 26, 2009)

Biography: Hwang Woo-Suk (Encyclopaedia Britannica, January 28, 2009)

Cyranoski, D. (2009). Woo Suk Hwang convicted, but not of fraud. Nature, 461(7268), 1181-

Van der Heyden, M. A., van de Derks Ven, T., & Opthof, T. (2009). Fraud and misconduct in science: the stem cell seduction. Netherlands Heart Journal, 17(1), 25-29.

Disgraced Cloner Reports Success With Tibetan Dog Breed (New York Times, June 20, 2008)

Within Discredited Stem Cell Research, a True Scientific First (New York Times, August 3, 2007)

Journal Faulted in Publishing Korean’s Claims (New York Times, November 29, 2006)

Disgraced Korean Cloning Scientist Indicted (New York Times, May 12, 2006)

Stem Cell Scandal (Prospect Magazine, February 26, 2006)

In a Country That Craved Respect, Stem Cell Scientist Rode a Wave of Korean Pride (New York Times, January 22, 2006)

Stem cell scientist apologizes to South Koreans (NBC News, January 12, 2006)

Stem cell pioneer accused of faking all his research. Apart from the cloned dog (The Guardian, January 11, 2006)

Researcher Faked Evidence of Human Cloning, Koreans Report (New York Times, January 10, 2006)

Resnik, D. B., Shamoo, A. E., & Krimsky, S. (2006). Commentary: Fraudulent human embryonic stem cell research in South Korea: Lessons learned. Accountability in Research, 13(1), 101-109.

Woo Suk Hwang, Seoul National University (Scientific American, December 2005)

Mandavilli, A. (2005). Profile: Woo-Suk Hwang. Nature medicine, 11(5), 464-465.

Special Online Collection: Hwang et al. Controversy — Committee Report, Response, and Background


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