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Oct 22, 2015 11:54 AM

Spy Claims Fade as Chinese Decipher Depression

A researcher at the Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzhen analyzes samples as part of a study on depression patients on July 1
A researcher at the Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzhen analyzes samples as part of a study on depression patients on July 1

(Beijing) – Eight years ago, suspicious health officials apparently fearing a foreign espionage plot prevented Chinese psychiatrists from collaborating with U.S. and British counterparts on a major study of depression.

Those suspicions, possibly originating at a high-level government agency, forced some psychiatrists and hospitals to drop out of the medical study launched by researchers from America's Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Britain's Oxford University.

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