gengineering n.

= genetic engineering n.

  • 1985 E. Llewellyn Lords of Creation in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Mar. 115/1 Edward Llewellyn bibliography

    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.

  • 1993 J. Brosnan Opoponax Invasion (1994) 188 John Brosnan bibliography

    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.

  • 1998 P. J. McAuley Gardens of Saturn in Interzone (#137) Nov. 9/2 page image Paul J. McAuley bibliography

    The original colonists had undergone extensive gengineering to adapt them to microgravity.

  • 1999 V. Vinge Deepness in the Sky lxiv. 573 Vernor Vinge bibliography

    Despite ancient drugs and millennia of gengineering, the full pull of planetary gravity was a constant, debilitating distraction.

  • 2012 B. Crowell Kill Switch in Asimov’s Science Fiction July 36 page image Benjamin Crowell bibliography

    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.

Research requirements

antedating 1985

Earliest cite

Edward Llewellyn, "The Lords of Creation"

Research History
Adam 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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