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The researcher stole genetically modified seeds and planned to give them to a crop research institute in China, the US Justice Department says.

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The virus caused an outbreak that began in Guangdong Province and left nearly 25,000 piglets dead. 

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Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests

By Shawna Williams | February 20, 2018

Scholars have formed a peer-review boycott to encourage journals to take a firm stance against requests to cull sensitive articles.

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Monkeys Cloned by Dolly-the-Sheep Technology

By Catherine Offord | January 25, 2018

The approach, which has never before been successfully attempted in primates, could lead to improved animal models for human biology and disease.

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Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China

By Kerry Grens | November 30, 2017

The fossil booty includes some eggs with embryo remains inside, and points to group nests involving long-term parental care.

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Springer Nature Blocks Access to Sensitive Articles Within China

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

The world’s largest publisher yields to censorship policies of the world’s largest country.

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The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees

By Shawna Williams | October 24, 2017

Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together.

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Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem

By David Moscato | September 8, 2017

High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens—and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it.

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The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China

By Ben Andrew Henry | March 1, 2017

Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.

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First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences

By Joshua A. Krisch | November 15, 2016

Scientists in China aim to treat 10 people with lung cancer with CRISPR-edited cells.

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