The genetic editing of human embryos, which began in China in 2018, has become prevalent. What happens when this practice extends to the genes that govern brain structure?
War breaks out between ideological factions, world powers clash over the new technology, and a struggle for world dominance ensues. Caught in the crossfire, individual protagonists try to profit from the situation, to forge an identity for themselves, or simply to stay alive. But moral dilemmas are thrust upon all humankind as greed, love, or fear take hold of its various actors, slowly ripping apart the fabric of society.
Jacques St-Malo holds a mathematics PhD and has done work in numerical simulations, corporate strategy, finance, and human resources. Some of the settings in this novel are drawn from his experience in these fields. He lives in the Seattle area.