Canadian scientists perplexed why researcher would try to smuggle readily available pathogen to China

Another day, another Chinese theft of intellectual property.

OTTAWA — Scientists familiar with contagions are scratching their heads over the arrest of a former federal government researcher who was allegedly trying to smuggle bacteria into China.

Klaus Nielsen, a former lead researcher with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, faces charges in what police say was a scheme to illegally commercialize a testing device for Brucella bacteria. Continue reading