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The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China
Ben Andrew Henry | Mar 1, 2017
Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.
First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 15, 2016
Scientists in China aim to treat 10 people with lung cancer with CRISPR-edited cells.
Fossil Teeth Rewrite Human Migration to Asia
Bob Grant | Oct 16, 2015
Researchers in China have discovered 47 human teeth and suggest that they are between 80,000 and 120,000 years old—about 30,000 years earlier than
were believed to have made it to Asia.
China Shakes Up Research Funding
Bob Grant | Oct 27, 2014
Corruption and waste prompt officials to announce that by 2017, the main competitive, federal science funding programs will be eliminated, replaced by a uniform platform.
Chinese Cloning Researcher Arrested
Bob Grant | Oct 14, 2014
Anticorruption officials have charged a professor at China Agricultural University with misusing government research funds.
Prehistoric Critters Change View of Mammal Evolution
Molly Sharlach | Sep 12, 2014
Three extinct squirrel-like species were identified from Jurassic-era fossils in China.
GM Rice Researcher Fights Retraction
Jef Akst | Jul 21, 2014
Nutrition scientist Guangwen Tang, who was barred from conducting human studies after an investigation found that she did not comply with ethical regulations, goes to court to save her research.
Bird Flu Maps
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 19, 2014
Researchers map regions in Asia with the highest risk for transmission of H7N9.
New Bird Flu Threat?
Abby Olena | Feb 4, 2014
Chinese officials report the first two human cases of H10N8 avian influenza, one of which is linked to the death of a 73-year-old woman.
Abby Olena | Dec 18, 2013
Researchers find an antibiotic resistance gene in wastewater treatment plants in northern China.