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.
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.
The original colonists had undergone extensive gengineering to adapt them to microgravity.
Despite ancient drugs and millennia of gengineering, the full pull of planetary gravity was a constant, debilitating distraction.
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.
Edward Llewellyn, "The Lords of Creation"
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