When a mutation in the human genome is discovered, Dr David Ellers is put into a position of trying to decide if he should share his findings with the world or fight to protect the people who carry the mutation. More
Dr David Ellers believes he's seen it all, but when one of his research doctors in an Indian village declares he’s discovered a sub-branch of humanity which has evolved to be able to digest cellulose, he orders further investigation. As evidence grows, and the team finds the subjects are even more different than was originally suspected, Ellers needs to decide whether he should inform the world about his findings or protect the people who carry the mutation.
When the decision is taken from his hands by political intrigue, a chance encounter with a young mutant villager makes him realize greater issues are at stake than mere science.