Mount Dragon: A Novel - Part One: Pages 51 - 81 Summary & Analysis

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Part One: Pages 51 - 81 Summary

Dr. Levine asks his assistant to ensure he isn't interrupted and then logs on to a secure communications program to ask his contact "Mime" to get him into GeneDyne's computer system. Mime is reluctant, but Levine questions his ability to accomplish the difficult security breach, which only makes Mime rise to the challenge.

Singer takes Carson back to his office and explains the project he has been brought in to work on. Called the X-FLU gene, it is a gene that only the bonobo chimpanzee carries, and it makes the bonobo immune to all known strains of influenza. The gene has already been isolated, and if it could be inserted into a human being, that person would also then be immune. The trouble is that the gene, once inserted into a flu virus for delivery into the...

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