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Foreign Influence on U.S. Research ‘Getting Worse': NIH Official

Dec. 13, 2019, 9:23 PM

Undue foreign influence over biomedical research backed by U.S. taxpayer dollars has gotten even worse over the past six months, the NIH’s extramural research chief said.

To date, the National Institutes of Health has looked into 140 scientists at 70 institutions over failures to disclose income and other significant resources they received from other countries while working an NIH-funded grant. Those investigations turned up a “real problem” in about 75% of those instances, with dozens more cases likely on the horizon, said Michael S. Lauer, deputy director of NIH’s extramural research program.

There has been increasing concern across the federal ...

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