It’s over

A panel at the [Seoul National University], releasing initial findings of a investigation, accused Hwang Woo-Suk of damaging the scientific community with his deception, while the South Korean government threatened to pull its funding for his research.

“I sincerely apologise to the people for creating a shock and disappointment,” Prof Hwang told reporters as he was leaving his office at Seoul National University, considered the country’s top institution of higher learning.

The quote is from this Guardian story. The International Herald Tribune story is here.

Remember the NYTimes report we looked at just a few days ago? Towards the end, it had this to say about the then ongoing investigation:

But experts also cautioned that the committee’s credibility requires the addition of outsiders, and perhaps scientists from other countries, who know the field and can help ensure that the investigation will retain its objectivity.

One has to wonder how these ‘experts’ are going to react to this news.


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