Science Magazine Prize Has Ties to Researcher Who Disgraced Its Pages

June 20, 2016

(MIT Technology Review) – The journal, Science, said it would investigate the sponsorship of a joint academic prize awarded this week after MIT Technology Review pointed out links between Boyalife and Hwang Woo-Suk, a Korean scientist who embroiled the journal in a gigantic misconduct scandal a decade ago. Little known outside China, Boyalife Group started making news in November with claims that it would build the world’s largest animal cloning center in coöperation with Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, a Seoul company started by Hwang after he was drummed out of academia.