Timeline[ edit ] Hwang first caught media attention in South Korea when he announced he successfully created a cloned dairy cow, Yeongrong-i in February His alleged success was touted as the fifth instance in the world in cow cloning, with a notable caveat:
But allegations he used unacceptable practices to acquire eggs from human donors, then faked two landmark pieces of research into cloning human stem cells, left his reputation in tatters. He told the BBC News website in an interview that his childhood was very difficult - his family was poor, and his father died when he was five years old.
But he said he had always had a dream to be a scientist. He trained as a vet at Seoul National University before completing an MSc and then a PhD in theriogenology - the science and practice of animal reproduction. He claimed to have cloned a cow ina pig inand then shot to worldwide fame in when he claimed to have cloned the first human embryos and to have extracted stem cells from them.
Then in Augusthis team introduced Snuppy - an Afghan hound puppy which they said was the first cloned dog. National pride But within months he and his team were embroiled in controversy, which eventually saw him forced to resign key posts and stripped of his status as a "top scientist".
First Dr Hwang was forced to admit that female researchers in his own lab had supplied eggs for his research. Then the American co-author on a crucial paper - Gerald Schatten - broke off their collaboration. Finally, two key scientific papers, both published in Science Magazine, were found to have been fabricated.
One, from Mayclaimed he had created 11 stem cell lines from patients - each tailored to that individual. Dr Hwang apologised for the scandal, but insisted he had been deceived by junior members of his team.
Supporters also pointed out that his work on animal cloning, including Snuppy, had not been called into doubt. The trial ended three years later with his conviction for fraud. The downfall of Dr Hwang came as a big shock to Koreans, who had taken great pride in what appeared to be the pioneering work of the stem cell researchers at Seoul National University.Between and , Professor Hwang Woo-Suk, a highly regarded, highly funded South Korean researcher at Seoul National University, achieved international fame for his work on embryonic stem cells and the promises his findings offered.
But Sooam's Dr Hwang Woo-suk is currently serving a suspended prison term on criminal charges related to faked research. In a South Korean court sentenced Hwang to 18 months in prison for embezzling research funds and illegally buying human eggs.
But the court suspended the penalty. This paper focuses on the infamous case of Hwang Woo Suk, the South-Korean national hero and once celebrated pioneer of stem cell research.
After briefly discussing the evolution of his publication and research scandal in Science, I will attempt to outline the main reactions that emerged within.
Between and , Professor Hwang Woo-Suk, a highly regarded, highly funded South Korean researcher at Seoul National University, achieved international fame for his work on embryonic stem cells and the promises his findings offered.
The recent stem cell scandal of fabrication of two papers published in Science by Dr. Hwang Woo Suk shocked the world and devastated the South Korean society.
Woo Suk Hwang, Young June Ryu, Jong Hyuk Park, Eul Soon Park, Eu Gene Lee, Ja Min Koo, Hyun Yong Jeon, Byeong Chun Lee, Sung Keun Kang, Sun Jong Kim, Curie Ahn, Jung Hye Hwang. While details of the Korean cloning scandal involving disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk continue to unfold, there is no doubt regarding the central fraud he perpetrated—surely to be ranked among the great scandals in the annals of scientific research. Nov 26, · Dr. Hwang Woo Suk, the disgraced stem cell scientist, apologized Thursday for falsifying data in his research, and prosecutors raided his home and labs to investigate work that had propelled South.
Investigations conducted by the South Korean government have revealed a variety of ethical and regulatory failures. In this paper, I first explain the South Korean regulatory background to research conducted on human subjects in general. Woo Suk Hwang, Young June Ryu, Jong Hyuk Park, Eul Soon Park, Eu Gene Lee, Ja Min Koo, Hyun Yong Jeon, Byeong Chun Lee, Sung Keun Kang, Sun Jong Kim, Curie Ahn, Jung Hye Hwang.