US Looks to Block Chinese Grad Students’ and Researchers’ Visas
US Looks to Block Chinese Grad Students’ and Researchers’ Visas
Administration officials and lawmakers say the move is to shore up national security threats, but university professors argue such cancellations represent targeted discrimination.
US Looks to Block Chinese Grad Students’ and Researchers’ Visas
US Looks to Block Chinese Grad Students’ and Researchers’ Visas

Administration officials and lawmakers say the move is to shore up national security threats, but university professors argue such cancellations represent targeted discrimination.

Administration officials and lawmakers say the move is to shore up national security threats, but university professors argue such cancellations represent targeted discrimination.

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Opinion: Stop Private Speculation in COVID-19 Research
Opinion: Stop Private Speculation in COVID-19 Research
Emiliano Brancaccio, Ugo Pagano | Mar 23, 2020
We present an economic plan for a collective sharing of scientific knowledge on the pandemic.
Grad Student Arrested Trying to Smuggle Specimens to China
Grad Student Arrested Trying to Smuggle Specimens to China
Kerry Grens | Jan 2, 2020
Prosecutors say two other researchers from the same cancer lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center successfully stole material and brought it to China.
Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security
Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security
Emily Makowski | Dec 11, 2019
The National Defense Authorization Act calls for a new task force and roundtable to limit foreign government involvement in federally funded research.
A Brief Guide to the Current CRISPR Landscape
A Brief Guide to the Current CRISPR Landscape
Diana Kwon | Jul 15, 2019
Hundreds of CRISPR patents have been granted around the world, and the number of applications continues to grow at a rapid pace.
USPTO Restarts CRISPR Patent Dispute Between Broad and UC
USPTO Restarts CRISPR Patent Dispute Between Broad and UC
Jef Akst | Jun 26, 2019
The US patent office declares an interference between the intellectual property held by the Broad Institute and several patent applications filed by the University of California—opposite its previous ruling.
US-China Tensions Leave Some Researchers on Edge
US-China Tensions Leave Some Researchers on Edge
Diana Kwon | Jun 7, 2019
Changing policy has left academics uncertain about what is legal for foreign involvement in research, and increased hostility and bureaucracy have led students and scholars to seek opportunities elsewhere.
Chinese-American Scientist Societies Fear Racial Profiling
Chinese-American Scientist Societies Fear Racial Profiling
Ruth Williams | Mar 21, 2019
Scientists argue that anti-Chinese political rhetoric and policies could harm US research.
Federal Court Sides with Broad in CRISPR Patent Dispute
Federal Court Sides with Broad in CRISPR Patent Dispute
Jef Akst | Sep 10, 2018
The higher court’s decision to uphold the ruling of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board essentially ends the intellectual property battle in the US.
Trump Administration Considers Restrictions on Chinese Researchers
Trump Administration Considers Restrictions on Chinese Researchers
Diana Kwon | May 2, 2018
The proposed limitations stem from fears of intellectual property theft.