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11th Sep '16 3:41:55 PM VicGeorge2011
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* The ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' setting has this as part of it's backstory with the creation of the titular Gears, genetically and magically engineered living weapons that were eventually hijacked and controlled into revolting, leading to [[TheGreatOffscreenWar The Crusades]]. Even in the present, where most of the Gears have been wiped out, there are still some that continue to pop up and cause trouble. In fact, protagonist Sol Badguy is both one of the original creators of the Gears and the original [[SuperPrototype Prototype Gear.]]

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* The ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' setting has this as part of it's its backstory with the creation of the titular Gears, genetically and magically engineered living weapons that were eventually hijacked and controlled into revolting, leading to [[TheGreatOffscreenWar The Crusades]]. Even in the present, where most of the Gears have been wiped out, there are still some that continue to pop up and cause trouble. In fact, protagonist Sol Badguy is both one of the original creators of the Gears and the original [[SuperPrototype Prototype Gear.]]
29th Jul '16 4:34:19 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Series/OrphanBlack'', a series about [[CloningBlues human cloning]] and genetic modification and the ethical consequences thereof. Most pronounced with the Neolutionists, a faction who believe strongly in humanity using technology to take control of its own evolution, and who play a major role in the ominous Dyad Institute. Also contains lots of icky medical research and biotech like cyborg maggots implanted in people's cheeks.
20th Jul '16 5:18:53 PM nombretomado
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* ChinaMieville's ''Literature/BasLagCycle'', though closer to DungeonPunk, has elements of this with the [=ReMade=]: bio-thaumaturges can warp flesh, bone and biology to heal, remake a being as something new, or (far, far more often) to punish.

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* ChinaMieville's Creator/ChinaMieville's ''Literature/BasLagCycle'', though closer to DungeonPunk, has elements of this with the [=ReMade=]: bio-thaumaturges can warp flesh, bone and biology to heal, remake a being as something new, or (far, far more often) to punish.
21st Jun '16 3:32:41 PM Theriocephalus
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** Many fantasy fanfictions (Like Zelda fanfics) may use some of this if the story focuses on human or non-human technology if set in [[UrbanFantasy Mmdern day]] fantasy or [[DungeonPunk medieval times with seemly modern day look]].

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** Many fantasy fanfictions (Like Zelda fanfics) may use some of this if the story focuses on human or non-human technology if set in [[UrbanFantasy Mmdern Modern day]] fantasy or [[DungeonPunk medieval times with seemly seemingly modern day look]].



* Not really a huge concern as of yet, but western cultures are well on the precipice of this being an actual thing in several to more years away like starting begin creating organic body parts from 3D painting in progress on this decede, And recently announced that UK is first nation to legalizing make genetic engineered babies from it's three parent's DNA.
** Already, cloning is being carried out with animals on small levels, transsexual operations, body modifications with used from animal parts which few subcultures are adopting with punk and plastic surgery does touch on some of this punk.

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* Not really a huge concern as of yet, but western cultures are culture is well on the precipice of this being an actual thing in several to more years away like starting begin creating the not-too-distant future, with technologies such as the creation of organic body parts from 3D painting in progress on this decede, And recently announced that UK is labs being already being developed, [[http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31594856 and the U.K. being the first nation to legalizing make genetic engineered legalize the creation of babies from it's the DNA of three parent's DNA.
separate parents.]]
** Already, cloning is being carried out with animals on small levels, there are surgical transsexual operations, operations and body modifications with used from animal parts which few subcultures are adopting with punk and plastic surgery does touch surgery, which touches on some of this punk.



* One can say it is OlderThanDirt because agriculture uses artificial species. This is especially true for modern day agriculture.
* Today a set of substances (insulin for example) are fabricated using genetically engineered organisms, usually bacteria.

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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GloFish GloFish]], genetically engineered, brightly colored zebra danios that glow under U.V. light, have been legal to purchase as pets throughout the U.S. since 2003.
* One can say it this is OlderThanDirt because OlderThanDirt, since agriculture uses artificial depends upon the use of artificially created species. This is especially true for modern day modern-day agriculture.
* Today Today, a set number of substances (insulin for example) are fabricated using genetically engineered organisms, usually bacteria.
4th Jun '16 2:45:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'', a sci-fi novel by S.M. Stirling set on ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''-type world made plausible with Bio Punk technology given to the Martians by AncientAstronauts.

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* ''[[TheLordsOfCreation ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'', a sci-fi novel by S.M. Stirling set on ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''-type world made plausible with Bio Punk technology given to the Martians by AncientAstronauts.
15th May '16 7:33:25 PM WillBGood
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* ''Pinball/Centaur'' may well be an UrExample, as the title creature depicted on the backglass is a mix of human, horse, and OrganicTechnology motorcycle.

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* ''Pinball/Centaur'' ''Pinball/{{Centaur}}'' may well be an UrExample, as the title creature depicted on the backglass is a mix of human, horse, and OrganicTechnology motorcycle.
15th May '16 7:33:07 PM WillBGood
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15th May '16 7:32:57 PM WillBGood
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* ''Pinball/Centaur'' may well be an UrExample, as the title creature depicted on the backglass is a mix of human, horse, and OrganicTechnology motorcycle.
13th May '16 4:02:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheWindupGirl is set in a future, post-peak oil Thailand where calories are the most important resource and genetically-engineered organisms, including man-made plagues, are common.
* BelDameApocrypha by Kameron Hurley, is set in the far future on a planet where descendants of Muslim colonists have schismed into two warring countries. Since this world is arid, water intensive animal husbandry isn't used. Instead insects have been engineered to be the main source of protein and the level of genetic engineering is so advanced, the insects have become replacements for electronic equipment. Also there are humans who have evolved on this world with the ability to control these insects via pheromones. The war between the two countries also makes extensive use of biological warfare, it's reached a point where the population has to regularly be checked and operated on for cancerous growths.

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* TheWindupGirl ''Literature/TheWindupGirl'' is set in a future, post-peak oil Thailand where calories are the most important resource and genetically-engineered organisms, including man-made plagues, are common.
* BelDameApocrypha ''Literature/BelDameApocrypha'' by Kameron Hurley, is set in the far future on a planet where descendants of Muslim colonists have schismed into two warring countries. Since this world is arid, water intensive animal husbandry isn't used. Instead insects have been engineered to be the main source of protein and the level of genetic engineering is so advanced, the insects have become replacements for electronic equipment. Also there are humans who have evolved on this world with the ability to control these insects via pheromones. The war between the two countries also makes extensive use of biological warfare, it's reached a point where the population has to regularly be checked and operated on for cancerous growths.



* In BabylonFive, Bio-Tech is the purview of the most advanced races. The Vorlon and Shadow ships are stated to be bio-ships, and it's hinted through their aesthetics, similar to those of the Vorlons and Shadows, that so are the other First One ships. To raise the tech level of their client races (Minbari for the Vorlons and Drakh for the Shadow) they grant them bio-tech (mostly ships armor). It's also heavily implied in the last episode of season 4 that bio-tech is also the future of human technology as a human from AD 1000000 is shown boarding a bio-ship right before the Sun goes Nova.

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* In BabylonFive, ''Series/BabylonFive'', Bio-Tech is the purview of the most advanced races. The Vorlon and Shadow ships are stated to be bio-ships, and it's hinted through their aesthetics, similar to those of the Vorlons and Shadows, that so are the other First One ships. To raise the tech level of their client races (Minbari for the Vorlons and Drakh for the Shadow) they grant them bio-tech (mostly ships armor). It's also heavily implied in the last episode of season 4 that bio-tech is also the future of human technology as a human from AD 1000000 is shown boarding a bio-ship right before the Sun goes Nova.



* The {{GURPS}} supplement "Bio-Tech" is all about Biopunk.
** The ''TranshumanSpace'' setting has BioPunk elements, including bioroids (biological androids), bioshells (biological bodies controlled by [[ArtificialIntelligence AIs]] or [[BrainUploading ghosts]]), parahumans and genetically-engineered oddities such as pharm goats (goats that produce drugs in their milk). 4th Edition ''Bio-Tech'' is heavily informed by ''TranshumanSpace'', which in turn was based on the vignettes in 3rd Edition ''Bio-Tech''.
* EclipsePhase is PostCyberPunk, but most of the modifications available are biological in nature, and bio-morphs (bodies which are fundamentally organic-- but still often weird) are culturally preferred over Synth-Morphs (robot bodies-- derogatorily called the "Clanking Masses") or Pods (half-synth, half-biological bodies, the name comes from the derogatory "Pod-People," a riff on how the biological parts of the bodies are grown). For an example of the sort of bio-mods you can get in this game, see the Sex Switch-- which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin switches your sex]] at will-- or the Skinflex-- which allows you to make major cosmetic alterations to yourself in around ten minutes.

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* The {{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} supplement "Bio-Tech" is all about Biopunk.
** The ''TranshumanSpace'' ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' setting has BioPunk elements, including bioroids (biological androids), bioshells (biological bodies controlled by [[ArtificialIntelligence AIs]] or [[BrainUploading ghosts]]), parahumans and genetically-engineered oddities such as pharm goats (goats that produce drugs in their milk). 4th Edition ''Bio-Tech'' is heavily informed by ''TranshumanSpace'', ''Transhuman Space'', which in turn was based on the vignettes in 3rd Edition ''Bio-Tech''.
* EclipsePhase ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' is PostCyberPunk, but most of the modifications available are biological in nature, and bio-morphs (bodies which are fundamentally organic-- but still often weird) are culturally preferred over Synth-Morphs (robot bodies-- derogatorily called the "Clanking Masses") or Pods (half-synth, half-biological bodies, the name comes from the derogatory "Pod-People," a riff on how the biological parts of the bodies are grown). For an example of the sort of bio-mods you can get in this game, see the Sex Switch-- which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin switches your sex]] at will-- or the Skinflex-- which allows you to make major cosmetic alterations to yourself in around ten minutes.



* ''{{Mortasheen}}'' combines this with {{Mon}}s.

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* ''{{Mortasheen}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'' combines this with {{Mon}}s.
13th May '16 2:12:05 AM AkibaPurple
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* ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'', a web show loosely based on [[Series/KamenRiderAmazon one of the Showa Era heroes]], features monsters and Riders as a result of a biological lab experiment gone horribly wrong. [[DoingInTheWizard A far cry from the supernatural mystics and ancient Mayan science of the original.]]



* ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'', a web show loosely based on [[Series/KamenRiderAmazon one of the Showa Era heroes]], features monsters and Riders as a result of a biological lab experiment gone horribly wrong. [[DoingInTheWizard A far cry from the supernatural mystics and ancient Mayan science of the original.]]
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