Gengineering—I thought it was crossbreeding crops. But a people who could build starships could engineer genes. Produce a desired pattern. A High Human pattern. Stamp in a curiosity-block. And an unquestioning Faith.
Lords of Creation in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Mar. 115/1
Apart from gengineering they also excelled in computer technology and there they took another turning so far avoid by humanity…they eventually constructed biological computers.
Opoponax Invasion (1994) 188
The original colonists had undergone extensive gengineering to adapt them to microgravity.
Gardens of Saturn in Interzone (#137) Nov. 9/2
Despite ancient drugs and millennia of gengineering, the full pull of planetary gravity was a constant, debilitating distraction.
Deepness in the Sky lxiv. 573
Back then, nobody had really known how gengineering would play out. These days everybody realized that if you wanted your kid to be a professional mathematician, you needed to be able to afford top-of-the-line gene work.
Kill Switch in Asimov’s Science Fiction July 36
Edward Llewellyn, "The Lords of Creation"
Research HistoryAdam Buchbinder submitted a citation from Edward Llewellyn's "The Lords of Creation" (Analog, March 1985).
Added to the OED in June 2008, with a first publication date of 1987; later updated to 1985.
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