Study Guide

Red Mars Part 5, Chapter 1

By Kim Stanley Robinson

Part 5, Chapter 1

Falling into History

  • Two scientists look at a computer screen in a lab. The short scientist shows his friend how he's able to repair the gene sequence of an organism down to the level of cell division errors.
  • He asks his fellow scientist if Vlad showed him the mice next door—those mice are fifteen years old, which is like six hundred in mouse years.
  • Both scientists agree: this new technique changes everything.