FBI Investigating Theft of U.S. Biomedical Research by Scientists Linked to China

The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Administrators have investigated five faculty members on suspicions that they stole intellectual property or violated funding rules.Credit…Scott Dalton for The New York Times

The FBI in conjunction with the National Institute of Health is investigating the theft of U.S. biomedical research by scientists with links to China, according to the New York Times.

71 institutions, including some of the top medical research facilities in the U.S., are looking into 180 individual cases of possible intellectual property theft. Almost all of the individuals under investigation are of Chinese descent, some of them naturalized American citizens.

So far, 24 of those cases have been referred to the NIH inspector general with evidence of criminal activity.

Source:Scientists With Links to China May Be Stealing Biomedical Research, U.S. Says

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