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Chinese scientists and US leadership in the life sciences

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Fig. 1: Estimating the contribution of Chinese-ethnic researchers to the US patent landscape.

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S.H.H. is president, CEO and board member of Decibel Therapeutics and on the board of Molecular Partners. R.C. is president and CEO of Acorda Therapeutics and a board member of VBL Therapeutics and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. J.M.L. is an officer at Ovid Therapeutics and on the board of Lundbeck A/S, Biocon Limited and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. J. Maraganore is CEO and board member of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and on the board of Agios Pharmaceuticals and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. The appended signatures do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of any agency, organization, employer or company with which the signatories are affiliated.

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US patents granted to US inventors with top 200 Chinese family names by year

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Holtzman, S.H., Cohen, R., Levin, J.M. et al. Chinese scientists and US leadership in the life sciences. Nat Biotechnol 37, 1261–1263 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-019-0285-x

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