Frankenfoods. Designer children. Bio-weaponry. Genetically modified organisms. Who wants to play God? Humanity now possesses the ability to manipulate living matter. But is it progress – or madness? The international team at NORBAC (North American Biotechnology Advisory Commission), led by hot-headed but brilliant molecular biologist David Sandström, are charged with investigating the medical and ethical dilemmas of the brave new world brought on by 21st century science.