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Darwin's Radio (1999) [Novel]
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Series: Darwin's Legacy
Part: 1

Summary :

A mass grave in Russia that conceals the mummified remains of two women, both with child -- and the conspiracy to keep it secret.a major discovery high in the Alps: the preserved bodies of a prehistoric family -- the newborn infant possessing disturbing characteristics.a mysterious disease that strikes pregnant women, resulting in miscarriage. Three disparate facts that will converge into one science-shattering truth.

Molecular biologist Kaye Lang, a specialist in retroviruses, believe that ancient diseases encoded in the DNA of humans can again come to life. But her theory soon becomes chilling reality. For Christopher Dicken -- a "virus hunter" at the Epidemic Intelligence Service -- has pursued an elusive flu-like disease that strikes down expectant mothers and their offspring. The shocking link: something that has slept in our genes for millions of years is waking up.

A human endogenous retrovirus has been dormant in the genome for millions of years, and now it has woken up.

Original title: Darwin's Radio
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionSpecies EvolutionBioengineering

Edition #1: Darwin's Radio

Darwin's Radio (1999)
Awards: (), Nebula: Novel (2000)
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Language: English

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Darwin's Radio (July 5, 2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345435249
Dimensions: 4.6 x 6.7 x 1.2 in
Pages: 529

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