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Designer Lifeforms
Designer Lifeforms (CivBE)

Secondary technology of Tier N/A

Science 3216 20xScienceBE
Requires N/A
Leads to None
Affinity

+40Harmony (CivBE) Harmony

Buildings enabled None
Improvements enabled None
Satellites enabled N/A
Units enabled N/A
Notes

Allows the Rocktopus unique unit.

"If you can't build a better mousetrap, build a better mouse."

- Daoming Sochua, Scientific Morality Vol.I

HistoryEdit

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been around since the early 21st Century; on Old Earth GMOs produced most of the food in the wake of the Great Mistake. Upon planetfall, colonial scientists began programs to develop new cisgenic plants and “enhanced” fish and herd mammals adapted to local conditions. Using techniques developed for this endeavor, genetic engineers soon produced GMOs with other beneficial traits, such as alien-Terran chimeras, bacteria that produce pharmaceuticals, and companion animals with heightened intelligence. This in turn has led to efforts to create “custom-built” plants and animals from the DNA-level in hopes of producing human-compatible lifeforms that can be released into the remaining wild habitats. Such flora and fauna would, theoretically, prepare this planet for the spread of adapted humans.

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