While Debating Visas, U.S. May Miss Bigger Keys to Scientific Success

Fabrizio Costantini for The Chronicle

Xiao-Wei Chen, who studied cholesterol metabolism at the U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor, declined a job 
at the National Institutes of Health in favor of an offer from Peking U.
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For years, U.S. policy makers have been debating the idea of granting green cards to foreigners with science doctorates. The cell biologist Xiao-Wei Chen, at the University of Michigan is no longer waiting for them to decide.

Mr. Chen, whose work on...

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