Secondary technology of Tier N/A
- "To achieve comprehension, you must yield to assimilation. None survive without wounds. None go forward uncompromised."
- Kavitha Thakur, Bhagavad 4
“Hybridization” refers to the crossbreeding (either natural or artificial) of species – including humans – to improve or emphasize certain traits. An example of such might be the crossbreeding of select “purebred” strains of dogs (an Old Earth domesticated companion animal) to highlight strength or inclination to territorialism. When dealing with distinctly alien species, the creation of interspecific hybrids generally makes use of genetic manipulation for viability. While avoided or even outlawed in some colonies, scientists in others have created unique and adaptive beings from alien stock suitable to this planet’s conditions. As is the case with Old Earth interspecific hybrids such as the mule, dzo or wholphin, most of the artificial alien hybrids are sterile, although the progress of colonial cloning lessens this limitation. While there are rumors of homininae hybrids – as there was on pre-Seeding Earth – of human-alien stock, as yet there are no known examples.