Cloning, bioterrorism, genetic engineering, not since the atom bomb has science had such potential to change the world. Canada, Mexico and the United States have created a trilateral task force, The North American Biotechnology Advisory Commission, or NorBAC, to investigate questionable advances in the fields of biotechnology, bio-weaponry and nanotechnology. Under the charismatic leadership of Chief Scientist David Sandström (Peter Outerbridge) and Executive Director Caroline Morrison (Maxim Roy), the Toronto based organization struggles to understand the political, legal and personal underbrush in which new science has become entangled.
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Baby Bomb – Episode 1 It’s a race against time to identify the cause of a deadly virus, spreading rapidly and headed straight for the city. It’s up to NorBAC to identify patient zero and contain the outbreak. David must also deal with the unexpected arrival of his teenage daughter Lilith (Ellen Page). Spare Parts – Episode 2 Lilith befriends Mick, who is dying and desperate for David to help him discover if he really is a clone and possibly save his life. Meanwhile, NorBAC has managed to locate patient zero and must proceed with the interrogations at “Hazmat City”. Was this an act of Bioterrorism? The Face of God – Episode 3 Mick turns to Lilith, who helps him steal evidence from the scientist who apparently cloned him, his own father. Meanwhile, Caroline suggests that Hira has possible terrorist links and shuts her out of NorBAC. Prions – Episode 4 NorBAC investigates an outbreak of brain wasting prion disease (mad cow) in humans. The victims are spread out across North America. The most surprising is a 5 year old girl, since the disease normally takes 7 years to show. David suspects his old friend Danny, a major league hockey player, has undergone a process to have himself genetically modified. The Oldest Virus – Episode 5 As the search continues for the source of the deadly prions, NorBAC zeros in on a large agribusiness they suspect of selling infected chickens. David tries to convince Danny to stop gene therapy. Caroline insists that David interview Jill Langston for the vacated virologist position at NorBAC.