Outlasting Past Fraud

The Korean star scientist Woo Suk Hwang famously fell back to Earth when it was discovered that his therapeutic cloning research was riddled with ethical lapses and fabricated data. But he has been making a steady and dogged comeback of sorts, in part by cloning dogs, David Cyranoski reports in Nature.

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