Another scientist in South Korea gets busted for fabricating his research data. Professor Kim Tae-kook, who once said, he wanted to be “as famous as now-disgraced stem cell expert Hwang Woo-Suk has been caught faking his study.”
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology suspended him for faking not one but two papers touting a breakthrough published in two journals. Apparently, he photo-shopped his images to suggests inaccurate results in publishing his research in 2005 and 2006 publications.
He certainly seems to be following in Hwang Woo-Suk’s footprints and well on his way to lost credibility. Ouch!
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