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South Korean policy failure and the Hwang debacle

Poor national mechanisms for accountability, competition, transparency and ethical oversight allowed Hwang Woo-Suk's descent into ethical, and ultimately scientific, misconduct.

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This article is based on interviews undertaken in Korea in early November 2005. H.G. is supported by a grant from the UK Economics and Social Research Council.

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Gottweis, H., Triendl, R. South Korean policy failure and the Hwang debacle. Nat Biotechnol 24, 141–143 (2006).

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