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Hidden Funds Lead to Massive Layoffs at Health Department

A concerning proportion of scientists — so far 54 in all — have been fired or resigned due to an investigation by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is looking into the researchers’ undisclosed ties to foreign institutions. While Charles Lieber, the former head of Harvard’s chemistry department, is one of the highest-profile names in the investigation, NIH has been investigating a total of 189 scientists from 87 institutions. Among them, 93% received undisclosed support from China, and many had active NIH grants while accepting foreign grants that were not disclosed. About 75% of those being investigated had received an active NIH grant, and close to half had at least two of them. In all, 285 active grants totaling $164 million were counted among those being investigated. Read more...



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