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Harvard Chemist Found Guilty of Lying About Chinese Funding
In a win for the US Department of Justice’s China Initiative, Charles Lieber was convicted of hiding his financial ties to China from federal agencies.
Harvard Chemist Found Guilty of Lying About Chinese Funding
Harvard Chemist Found Guilty of Lying About Chinese Funding

In a win for the US Department of Justice’s China Initiative, Charles Lieber was convicted of hiding his financial ties to China from federal agencies.

In a win for the US Department of Justice’s China Initiative, Charles Lieber was convicted of hiding his financial ties to China from federal agencies.

Department of Defense (DOD)
Visiting Researcher Indicted for Failure to Disclose Military Role
Amy Schleunes | Feb 24, 2020 | 2 min read
The case of a lieutenant in the Chinese army who studied physics at Boston University points to broader vulnerabilities in US academia, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Prominent Harvard Chemist Arrested For Concealing Ties to China
Amy Schleunes | Jan 29, 2020 | 2 min read
The Department of Justice also released the names of two Chinese researchers who allegedly acted against US interests.
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CDC Shuts Down Army Lab’s Disease Research
Shawna Williams | Aug 6, 2019 | 2 min read
The agency cites lapses in biosafety procedures at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Maryland.
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Abby Olena, PhD | Oct 4, 2018 | 4 min read
Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.
DoD Under Investigation for Pathogen-Handling Mistakes
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2015 | 2 min read
US Defense Department labs are the subject of inquiry following several safety breaches concerning the handling of deadly bacteria and virus strains. 
Mistaken Anthrax Shipments
Jef Akst | Jun 5, 2015 | 1 min read
The Defense Department reports that live samples of the deadly bacterium may have been accidentally shipped to more than 50 labs in the U.S. and abroad.
Anthrax Mistakenly Shipped by Military
Bob Grant | May 28, 2015 | 2 min read
A US Army facility may have inadvertently sent live anthrax spores to government and commercial labs in nine states, and to one US Air Force base abroad, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DARPA Puts Biotech at the Fore
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2014 | 1 min read
The U.S. Department of Defense is solidifying its focus on the life sciences with a new division of biotechnology.  
Bioterrorist Battles
Fran Hawthorne | Jan 1, 2012 | 8 min read
A Swiss-based firm may have a back-door way to thwart a bioterrorist attack—by fighting the flu.
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