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Divided Loyalties Land Scientists in Hot Water

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Science  31 May 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6136, pp. 1029-1031
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6136.1029

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As the old saying goes, it's hard to serve two masters. Three Chinese researchers at New York University were charged last week with taking bribes from a company and a government-funded lab in China. One of them was also accused of falsifying records in an application for a $3 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. But many in the Chinese scientific community think that the three scientists may instead be guilty of a lesser offense of foolishly trying to two-time their employer.

  • * Christina Larson writes for Science in Beijing.