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Publishers to Review Papers on Chinese Minority Groups

December 6, 2019

Academic publishers Springer Nature and Wiley both said they would re-evaluate articles previously published on Uighurs, Tibetans and other minority groups amid growing concern from scientists about China’s use of DNA to study ethnic minorities and the use of this research for surveillance-related purposes, The New York Times reported. The papers were authored by scientists backed by the Chinese government, and the publishers will be reviewing whether the authors got consent from their subjects.

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Elizabeth Redden

Elizabeth Redden, Senior Reporter, covers general higher education topics, religion and higher education, and international higher education for Inside Higher Ed. She has more than a decade of experience as an education journalist. She holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from Columbia University.

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