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A new Chinese institute will seek to lure talented biologists back home by offering them more money and much more autonomy than other laboratories there.

The planned National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, has just named its governing body, and over the next few months aims to recruit a director, 28 principal investigators and an external advisory board.

Researchers' salaries at the institute will be set at about halfway between typical levels in the United States and in China, and the institute's investigators will mostly be recruited from abroad.

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Reference: Nature 420, 257 (2002)