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South Korea’s Science Chief Resigns After Public Backlash – Asian Scientist (Jeremy Chan | August 2017)

 


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Haunted by scandal, Professor Park Ky-young resigns after just four days as chief of South Korea’s Science, Technology and Innovation Office.

Amid outcry from South Korean politicians and academics, Professor Park Ky-young, a biologist who was selected to head the country’s Science, Technology and Innovation Office at the Ministry of Science and Infocomm Technology (ICT), has resigned.

Park’s appointment by President Moon Jae-in on 7 August 2017 came under intense criticism due to her prior involvement in a scandal in 2004 when she co-authored a fraudulent research paper on human cloning with stem cell researcher Professor Hwang Woo-suk. Hwang had fabricated data to claim that his lab had created the world’s first cloned human embryo.

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