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Scott Sigler

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Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, or a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life saving organs for a nominal fee.....and imagine what a company would do to monopolize that technology. On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, P.J. Colding leads a team of scientists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse engineering the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding's team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create their common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer engineered living creature --- an animal whose organs can be permanently transplanted into anyone with zero chance of rejection. There's just one problem: these ancestors turn out not to be the docile herd animals Colding's team envisioned. Instead, Colding's work has given birth to something big, something evil. ......AND IT'S VERY, VERY HUNGRY!

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Episode 19

October 14th, 2010

Episode 20 of 41 episodes

Rhumkorff performs an autopsy on the fetus from Cow Sixteen in an attempt to explain its odd behavior. Tim discovers that the Ancestors are growing much faster than Jian projected they would. Fischer finally receives the information from Russia regarding Galina. This helps him develop an innovative strategy to bypass Farm Girl. Colding & Sara share some quality time on the beach. Dante berates Colding for allowing Rhumkorff to perform multiple autopsies. Sara & Jian begin naming the herd.

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