Mara Hvistendahl
Mara Hvistendahl writes about national security and technology. Before joining The Intercept, she was a National Fellow at New America and the China bureau chief for Science. Her writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Economist, and Wired, and she has appeared as a commentator on the BBC, CBS, MSNBC, and NPR.
Mara is the author of “The Scientist and the Spy,” on an FBI counterintelligence investigation involving industrial espionage, and “Unnatural Selection,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Book Prize.
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Interpol’s Upcoming Election Raises Fears About Authoritarian Influence
Alice Speri, Mara Hvistendahl – Nov. 21
A UAE official accused of overseeing torture is running for president of Interpol, while a Chinese official seeks a spot on the executive committee.
The Coronavirus Crisis
NIH Officials Worked With EcoHealth Alliance to Evade Restrictions on Coronavirus Experiments
Sharon Lerner, Mara Hvistendahl – Nov. 3
Emails show that NIH officials allowed EcoHealth Alliance to craft oversight language governing its own gain-of-function research.
The Coronavirus Crisis
EcoHealth Alliance Conducted Risky Experiments on MERS Virus in China
Sharon Lerner, Maia Hibbett – Oct. 21
Documents released by the NIH contradict previous assertions by EcoHealth Alliance about its experiments on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan.
The Coronavirus Crisis
NIH Bat Coronavirus Grant Report Was Submitted More Than Two Years Late
Mara Hvistendahl, Sharon Lerner – Oct. 1
The unusual timing of a bat coronavirus grant report suggests that an earlier version may have been revised.
Termination of Scientists Sparks Concerns About Possible China-Related Probe
Mara Hvistendahl – Sep. 24
Colleagues fear the two scientists may have been targeted in fallout from the Justice Department’s controversial China Initiative.
The Coronavirus Crisis
Leaked Grant Proposal Details High-Risk Coronavirus Research
Sharon Lerner, Maia Hibbett – Sep. 23
The proposal, rejected by U.S. military research agency DARPA, describes the insertion of human-specific cleavage sites into SARS-related bat coronaviruses.
The Coronavirus Crisis
NIH Documents Provide New Evidence U.S. Funded Gain-of-Function Research in Wuhan
Sharon Lerner, Mara Hvistendahl, Maia Hibbett – Sep. 9
U.S.-funded experiment in China posed biosafety risks but did not cause Covid-19 pandemic, scientists say.
The Coronavirus Crisis
New Details Emerge About Coronavirus Research at Chinese Lab
Sharon Lerner, Mara Hvistendahl – Sep. 6
More than 900 pages of materials related to U.S.-funded coronavirus research in China were released following a FOIA lawsuit by The Intercept.
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