In this entry on the AC Wiki, about the Animus, it is stated (cite note 1) that the technology which served as the basis for the creation of the Animus was originally developed by TWCB, and merely re-discovered by Abstergo later on. When clicking on the cite note, it only directs the reader to the reference "Assassin's Creed 2". My question is, when in AC2 is it stated? Is it somewhere in the mobile games or in the "expanded universe" (books, apps etc.)? I distinctly remember that in AC1, Vidic claimed to have discovered the existence of genetic memory "through his research", and as such, I assumed he was also the one responsible for the planning and creation of the Animus, which allowed him to implement his findings into his actual research and search for the Pieces of Eden. Is this a plot hole, or simply a plot twist from AC2 I don't remember?