Duplication of images in stem cell papers spotted

After Hwang Woo Suk of Seoul National University plunged into ignominy for duplicating images and for other unethical practices in the June 2005 paper on stem cell study in the Science journal, image duplication has been quite regularly spotted in many other studies, particularly in stem cell research. After a few years of hiatus, instances … Continue reading Duplication of images in stem cell papers spotted

Editorial: Cheating science

Published in The Hindu on January 26, 2012 Ever since the disgraced South Korean stem cell researcher Hwang Woo-Suk's fraud in the papers retracted by Science in 2004 and 2005 brought the spotlight back on the malaise plaguing science, the number of researchers getting exposed for data falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism has been increasing. But … Continue reading Editorial: Cheating science

The future for Hwang Woo Suk does not look gloomy

Published in The Hindu on October 28, 2009 After becoming the pride of South Korea and gaining worldwide fame due to his ‘seminal’ work on human embryonic stem cell research published in Science in March 2004, the spectre of his past caught up with him and Hwang Woo Suk fell from the high pedestal in … Continue reading The future for Hwang Woo Suk does not look gloomy

Editorial: Setback to science

Published in The Hindu on November 9, 2009 The career of the disgraced South Korean stem cell researcher, Hwang Woo Suk, came to an intriguing end when a court handed down a two-year sentence (suspended for three years) for embezzling government money ($700,000) and buying human eggs for research in violation of bioethics law but … Continue reading Editorial: Setback to science