Cloning Scientist Hwang Receives Honorary Doctorate
Published: Feb 22, 2005
Seoul National University professor Hwang Woo-suk on Tuesday received an honorary doctorate from Pochon CHA University College of Medicine. The university conferred the honorary Ph.D. to Hwang in recognition of his medical work in stem cell research during its graduation ceremony. Hwang cloned human embryos and extracted stem cell lines last February for the first time in history. The medical breakthrough caught the world by surprise because many global stem cell experts believed the establishment of human cloned stem cells was impossible.