Cloning Fraud: How Dr. Hwang Conned the World

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9780230517561: Cloning Fraud: How Dr. Hwang Conned the World
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Dr. Hwang Woo-Suk became a Korean national hero and an international star when he came forward with the claim of successfully cloning human embryos. Time magazine named him one of the "People Who Mattered" in 2004 and prestigious science journals published his findings. He had spent $29 million dollars worth of public funds and dominated worldwide headlines for his achievements. Then, as 2005 turned to 2006, his star fell, with accusations of fraudulent papers, unethical practices, and embezzlement. Journalist David Cyranoski was in Korea as this incredible story unfolded; his reportage lead the exposing of Hwang's transgressions. Now, in Cloning Fraud, he tells the inside story of one of the most shocking scientific scandals in history and how its repercussions continue to rock the scientific community today.

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David Cyranoski is Asia-Pacific correspondent for Nature. He lives in Japan.

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