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U.S. Asks for Delay in Harvard Theft Case

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Science  26 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5581, pp. 496
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5581.496a

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BOSTON-- Government prosecutors surprised a court last week by seeking a 6-month delay in proceedings against two biologists accused of stealing research secrets from Harvard University. Observers say the move, which left the judge flabbergasted, suggests that the government is not yet ready to take its case to trial.