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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 22

November 7th, 2010

Episode 23 of 41 episodes

Jian recalculates her projections and shows Rhumkorff the results. The team disagrees on whether they should continue the project or let the cows die. Sara teaches Colding how to ride a snowmobile when everyone goes out to pick up materials for the ancestor pens. Jian sets up a VOIP connection so she can contact the world outside if she has to. Miss Milkshake flatlines.

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