Genetic Engineering Will Be A Big Part Of The "X-Files" Reboot

According to the show's science advisor.

BuzzFeed Science spoke with X-Files science advisor Anne Simon about what kind of science we might see in the show's reboot.

Simon, who has worked with the show since its first season, wouldn't reveal much, but she did tease us with some tantalizing clues:

Genetic modification technology will play a major role, she said.

And this science will tie into a "really big" plot twist, that will "kind of explain the whole conspiracy theory and what the cigarette-smoking man was doing."

Simon is a world-famous plant virologist and a professor of cell biology and molecular genetics at the University of Maryland.

“[Carter] had asked me to come up with something pretty different than I’ve ever come up with on the X-Files,” she said.

“I came up with something that explains an awful lot of what hasn’t been explained,” Simon said.

The truth IS out there. New episodes begin Sunday, Jan. 24 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT on Fox!

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