By James Calder
Knockout Mouse is the gripping debut of a secret sequence, set within the high-stakes international of biotechnology. whilst a dinner visitor dies all at once of an hypersensitive reaction to a nutrition she hasn't eaten, dot-com casualty invoice Damen is going from suspect to sleuth, embroiled in a homicide with far-reaching effects. He follows a path that leads from melanoma learn to genetic engineering to mystery rogue experiments, as he uncovers causes, potential, and characters that can basically exist in state of the art Silicon Valley.
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I’ve got a quicker way to find Abe. ” � » » » » Sheila’s apartment complex resembled a motel. We navigated down an alley of covered parking spaces behind the complex to the number that corresponded to Sheila’s unit. The space was empty, of course, and I put the Scout in. Fay looked under a filament-encrusted flowerpot in the corner. The keys were there. We walked around to the complex’s back gate, unlocked it, and entered a long courtyard. A small, plain swimming pool with a concrete deck shimmered to our right on the other side of a low chain-link fence.
Gene transfer is old news. ” “The study of proteins,” I said. Kumar had mentioned it. “They’re the real building blocks of the body. DNA may spell out the recipes, but proteins do all the work. They’re the big targets for control of disease. We might have thirty or sixty thousand genes in our genome, but hundreds of thousands of proteins are in the proteome. ” “I heard a bit about it this afternoon,” I said, hoping to sneak back to the subject of the parking lot. ” Sheila’s expression betrayed nothing.
I’m glad he latched on to Marion,” Fay said. ” I asked. ” Fay pursed her lips. ” I was too tired to pursue it. Who cared what Fay, or Wes, or the rest, thought of Sheila? She was the most interesting person at the party, and the one I most hoped to see again. It wasn’t until the next morning that we learned she was dead. 4 When the phone rang, I was still in the bathrobe that Jenny kept for me. I was collecting stray wine glasses, coffee cups, and cracker bits hidden around her apartment from the night before.