Yi Byeong-cheon

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Yi.

Yi Byeong-cheon (Hangeul: 이병천, also spelled Lee Byeong-chun, born January 5, 1965) is the veterinary professor at Seoul National University[1] responsible for the ₩300 million KRW "Toppy" dog cloning program.[2] Yi is a former aide to Hwang Woo-suk, a pioneer in the field with the "Snuppy" clone, who fell from grace after his stem cell research turned out to have been fabricated.[3] Yi is "one of the world's best-known dog cloning experts."[4]


  1. ^ "Disgraced scientist says he cloned female dog". MSNBC/Associated Press. 1/7/2007. Retrieved 31 August 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Mostrous, Alexi (April 25, 2008). "Seven cloned sniffer dogs named Toppy begin training in South Korea". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Kim, Hyung-Jin (25 April 2008). "Cloned sniffer dogs go on show". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Kim, So-hyun (2008-08-08). "Scandal brews over American owner of cloned puppies". The Korea Herald/Asia News Network. Retrieved 2010-08-31.