William Leisner wrote:
Hold on... you're protesting the use of bad science in the book... and then you're pointing to the science used in "Up the Long Ladder"???
Except that the science in "Up the Long Ladder" is basically correct -- digestive tract cells turn over fairly rapidly.
Even without that, there's enough genetic material in Deanna Troi that Ree could assemble a working genetic sequence for her that he could then rip apart.