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The Andromeda Strain

In Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain, Major Arthur Manchek is the officer in charge of Project Scoop, a satellite sent into space to collect samples of bacteria and viruses. When the...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2019 1:07 pm UTC

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The Andromeda Strain

Even though the complete "cast" list is rather lengthy, the main story line revolves around five principle characters, all scientists in specialized fields. They are the following: Jeremy Stone, a...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2009 9:16 pm UTC

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The Andromeda Strain

Though the researchers at Wildfire aren't sure what organism is causing the deaths, they use their limited knowledge of the microbe's behavior and symptomatology to test possible cures on samples...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 7:56 pm UTC

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The Andromeda Strain

There are several experiments run by the scientists of The Andromeda Strain, as the novel is hard science fiction with a very realistic depiction of medical investigation. One experiment in...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018 6:22 pm UTC

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The Andromeda Strain

The name of the program is Wildfire. In the book, the Andromeda Strain is said to be the first extraterrestrial-based biological crisis on earth. Accordingly, the Wildfire Project was created to...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2018 3:54 pm UTC

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The Andromeda Strain

I'd start by pulling back a bit, and, rather than focusing on proteins, focus on the idea of microorganisms adapting to different environment. You might look at the ideas of "panspermia," which...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2007 9:57 am UTC

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