Epoch Times China Reports — Researcher Under FBI Investigation for Allegedly Hiding Ties to China

A Chinese researcher who once worked at The Jackson Laboratory is under FBI investigation, for allegedly failing to disclose his financial ties to China in applications for U.S. government funding. Ruan Yijun, a geneticist, failed to disclose his participation in a Chinese state-sponsored recruitment program called the Thousand Talents program and his collaboration agreement with China’s state-run Shenzhen People’s Hospital, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed on Mar. 2. The affidavit was filed in federal court in Bangor, Maine, on Dec. 30 last year. The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is a nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Maine. Its mission is to discover genetic solutions for treating human diseases. According to Ruan’s curriculum vitae (pdf) available on the JAX website, he began working at JAX’s genomics research center at the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center in 2012. Also in 2012, he signed up for the Thousand Talents program, according …Read MoreNews and stories on China-US relations | The Epoch TimesChina, China-US News, Chinese Regime, Thousand Talents Program, Christopher Wray, FBI, Wuhan

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