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Canadian Scientist Caught Smuggling Ebola Genetic Material Into U.S.

Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory is reviewing its security measures after vials containing safe traces of the Ebola gene were allegedly swiped by a scientist four months ago.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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1. This is not a big story.

2. No crime was committed in the USA. I was a crime for a few years in the US to transport select agent genetic material that were factors in pathogenicity, which clearly this gene would include. But that was repealed. Perhaps it is against Canadian law to have an Ebola gene on your person, but the only crime I might see is if the work was considered proprietary --- and even if it was his work it belongs to whom he was working for.

3. Seems more like a high school graduate border chimps' thrill at inconveniencing a nerd.

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