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Prosecutor details China probe that snared chemist

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Science  07 Feb 2020:
Vol. 367, Issue 6478, pp. 614-615
DOI: 10.1126/science.367.6478.614

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The 28 January arrest of Harvard University chemist Charles Lieber shined a spotlight on a 15-month campaign by the U.S. Department of Justice aimed at blunting China's aggressive efforts to acquire cutting-edge technologies. In an interview with Science, U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling describes the department's broader strategy of investigating "nontraditional collectors" from academia and high-tech companies, why Lieber's failure to disclose his dealings with the Wuhan University of Technology raised a red flag, and what scientists need to do to avoid facing federal prosecution.

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