China's Science

The Washington Post tells the story of BGI's Zhao Bowen, a 17 year-old who began there as a summer intern working on the cucumber genome and now is delving into the genetics of intelligence. More generally, the Post article looks into China's rise in the sciences in general, and in genomics specifically and says that while some Chinese scientists are making tremendous advances, the field is plagued by scams and ethical concerns.

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