No clear answers: Yes, recent actions against Chinese American scientists do pose a threat — but maybe those official concerns about espionage are valid too
Earlier this week we asked our readers to chime in on a conversation inspired by former NIH director and Sanofi R&D chief Elias Zerhouni, who was concerned that recent purges of Chinese American scientists at top biomedical institutions could spell trouble for the scientific community. While grounded in national security reasons, he argues, the US risks losing valuable talent and collaborations if it doesn’t handle the situation properly.
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