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Researcher Acquitted of Lab Theft Charge

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Science  30 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5586, pp. 1463
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5586.1463

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A jury last week found a scientist at the University of California, Davis, not guilty of stealing vials of a protein gel used in ophthalmological research. The case has generated widespread attention and outrage among some Asian Americans, who maintain that they are being unfairly targeted at U.S. laboratories.