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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 21

October 24th, 2010

Episode 22 of 41 episodes

Colding confronts Rhumkorff to try and figure out why her medication isn't working. Jian knows what *must* happen for the project to succeed, but her sanity is devolving rapidly. Rhumkorff finally admits that the ancestors may be dangerous when Tim & Jian simultaneously confront him. Jian decides that she wants to leave Black Manitou Island.

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