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Ethics in Research Debated: Stem Cell Debacle Spurs Calls for Improved Oversight

Date: December 25, 2005
Author: Rob Stein
QUOTE: The stunning revelation that a South Korean researcher faked landmark stem cell experiments has sparked an intense new debate about the safeguards designed to prevent and catch scientific fraud. While it remains unclear what motivated Hwang Woo Suk, the case has highlighted how the increasingly rapid pace of science, and rising international competition, may be intensifying the temptation to fake results, experts said.

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