More than 100 leading U.S. scientific researchers oppose restrictions on scientific exchanges between China and the United States
Last Update: 2021-02-27
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- About 150 leading U.S. scientific researchers have signed a joint signature against the recent exclusion and repression of Chinese and Chinese scientists by the U.S. government and some universities. Signature activities are still under way.
jeremy Levine, CEO of Avide Therapeutics USA, issued a statement on the Website of the Natural Research Bioengineering Community on the 21st, signed by life sciences researchers and biomedical industry leaders from the United States, including Nobel Prize-winning physiology or medicine laureate Philip Sharpe, founder and biologist Eric Lander of the Broad Institute, co-founded by MIT and Harvard University, and Zhang Feng, a Chinese-American gene editing scientist.
recent actions by U.S. government agencies and universities against Chinese and Chinese scientists could threaten U.S. leadership in biomedical fields. Levine said in a statement.
chinese researchers and Chinese scientists have recently been dismissed from their posts at universities, creating fear and uncertainty in the academic community, he said in a statement. The climate of intimidation will allow many prominent Chinese and Chinese scientists working in the United States to leave the country and send a disturbing signal to foreign scientists working in the United States. In fact, the vast majority of academic biomedical research results are not secret, and their publication and open communication are the cornerstones of the fight against disease and suffering. The
statement said all spies and plagiarism of intellectual property rights should be protected by law against individuals engaged in such activities, regardless of their ethnic background, but that expanding cooperation between Chinese and American scientists and businesses, restricting access to government research funding and jobs at the National Institutes of Health for Chinese-American researchers, would only harm U.S. national interests.
S. leadership in biomedical research and drug development is inextricable to its mechanisms for effectively attracting talented people from around the world," he said in a statement. Preliminary studies show that since 1999, more than 400,000 U.S. patents have been granted to inventors of Chinese descent;
statement also said that the global biomedical interface to the common enemy is cancer, immune diseases, Alzheimer's disease and infectious diseases, etc. , denigrating or excluding a group will only undermine the medical community's ability to overcome these diseases.
"If we are to win in the common pursuit of humanity's victory over disease, the surest way is to unite everyone who can contribute, regardless of their nationality,
, race, gender or other identity." The statement said.
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