gengineer n.

= genetic engineer n.

  • 1987 Economist 19 Dec. 76/3

    Biotechnologists, as the earliest gengineers were called, had no idea that their work would prove so fruitful.

  • 1989 T. A. Easton Sing a Song of Porkchops in Aboriginal Science Fiction Sept.–Oct. 43/1 page image Thomas A. Easton bibliography

    He would have been at school, except that the gengineers had not yet cured the common cold.

  • 1993 J. Brosnan Opoponax Invasion (1994) 61 John Brosnan bibliography

    The Shinito gengineers theorized that the aliens…had sought to preserve their species by firing off perhaps millions of spheres carrying their DNA in all directions across the galaxy.

  • 2005 Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest Fall 12

    She had the grey melty-wax skin gengineers always end up with from gene spillage.

  • 2012 P. Di Filippo On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction Jan. 102/2 page image Paul Di Filippo

    We are first introduced to gene maven Harmony Somata, head of the bio-firm named Floracopia, and her four identical daughters, chief of whom from the reader’s perspective is Clio, also a gengineer.

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