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14th Sep '17 7:42:23 PM theknack101
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* ''Manga/Beastars'': We learn that after a war in the past between carnivores and herbivores, there were experiments to genetically alter carnivorous species into more docile creatures. Jack, the main character's best friend, as a Labrador, is the result of such experiments. He finds that he tends to be more intelligent than other natural carnivores and less aggressive. It led him to be bullied by other natural predators.
9th Sep '17 4:03:49 PM Malady
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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, Earth suffers a terrible series of Eugenics Wars in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near future]] between normal humans and genetic "augments." By the logic that "superior ability breeds superior ambition," these young {{Ubermensch}}en all tend to suffer a [[TakeOverTheWorld Napoleon complex,]] leading them to war not just with mankind, but with each other (a similar story plays out in Gene Roddenberry's posthumus series {{Andromeda}}). Humanity wins, with the lasting result that [[NoTranshumanismAllowed genetic engineering of human beings is outlawed and held in universal contempt for centuries afterward.]] The two most well known augments in Trek are Kirk's archnemesis Khan Noonien Singh; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s doctor Julian Bashir, who was augmented illegally.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, Earth suffers a terrible series of Eugenics Wars in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near future]] between normal humans and genetic "augments." By the logic that "superior ability breeds superior ambition," these young {{Ubermensch}}en all tend to suffer a [[TakeOverTheWorld Napoleon complex,]] leading them to war not just with mankind, but with each other (a similar story plays out in Gene Roddenberry's posthumus series {{Andromeda}}).Series/{{Andromeda}}). Humanity wins, with the lasting result that [[NoTranshumanismAllowed genetic engineering of human beings is outlawed and held in universal contempt for centuries afterward.]] The two most well known augments in Trek are Kirk's archnemesis Khan Noonien Singh; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s doctor Julian Bashir, who was augmented illegally.
7th Sep '17 3:46:03 PM sadron
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If you modify humans before they're born, however, then it's far more plausible, because foetuses are mostly stem cells that can be modified into any cell. DesignerBabies are what occurs when you [[ArtificialHuman create]], or [[GeneticEngineering genetically engineer]] embryos and then implant them into a womb (either the original mother's or, especially in the case of completely artificial genomes, a host mother's) or a UterineReplicator.

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If you modify humans before they're born, however, then it's far more plausible, because foetuses fetuses are mostly stem cells that can be modified into any cell. DesignerBabies are what occurs when you [[ArtificialHuman create]], or [[GeneticEngineering genetically engineer]] embryos and then implant them into a womb (either the original mother's or, especially in the case of completely artificial genomes, a host mother's) or a UterineReplicator.
14th Aug '17 12:45:11 PM Khazzadumm
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* At present, is illegal in many countries.

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* At present, this is illegal in many countries.countries (though what may be done clandestinely is anyone's guess).


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* As of 2017 some minor genetic tweaking is possible (in laboratory embryos at least) which mostly eliminates genes responsible for rare debilitating illnesses and organ flaws.
** However, if genetic engineering/modification technology will progress at the same pace as computer technology did since 1980s and 1990s, in 20-30 years from now we could see some dramatic results and possibilities.
23rd Jun '17 7:08:09 PM WhirlRX
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The Sisters and Misaka Worst, are all clones, and genetically made to grow faster, at the expense of lifespan.



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The Sisters and Misaka Worst, are all clones, and genetically made to grow faster, at the expense of lifespan.
18th Jun '17 10:48:08 AM dbdude01
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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, Earth suffers a terrible series of Eugenics Wars in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near future]] between normal humans and genetic "augments." By the logic that "superior ability breeds superior ambition," these young {{Ubermensch}}en all tend to suffer a [[TakeOverTheWorld Napoleon complex,]] leading them to war not just with mankind, but with each other. Humanity wins, with the lasting result that [[NoTranshumanismAllowed genetic engineering of human beings is outlawed and held in universal contempt for centuries afterward.]] The two most well known augments in Trek are Kirk's archnemesis Khan Noonien Singh; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s doctor Julian Bashir, who was augmented illegally.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, Earth suffers a terrible series of Eugenics Wars in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near future]] between normal humans and genetic "augments." By the logic that "superior ability breeds superior ambition," these young {{Ubermensch}}en all tend to suffer a [[TakeOverTheWorld Napoleon complex,]] leading them to war not just with mankind, but with each other.other (a similar story plays out in Gene Roddenberry's posthumus series {{Andromeda}}). Humanity wins, with the lasting result that [[NoTranshumanismAllowed genetic engineering of human beings is outlawed and held in universal contempt for centuries afterward.]] The two most well known augments in Trek are Kirk's archnemesis Khan Noonien Singh; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s doctor Julian Bashir, who was augmented illegally.


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** A more benevolent group of genetically engineered humans, who separated and isolated themselves from humanity before it was outlawed, was discovered in TNG. Like the augments, these humans initially believed that their breeding made them superior to normal humans, but after seeing the Enterprise's superior technology which they could never have even dreamed of, despite being designed to be smarter than normal humans, many of them realized that they weren't superior after all and decided to rejoin the human race.
4th Jun '17 7:06:59 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman is made believe that his cousin Linda -alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}- and he have powers due to genetic modification.

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** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman is made to believe that his cousin Linda -alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}- and he have powers due to genetic modification.
20th Apr '17 12:59:27 PM Malady
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The Sisters and Misaka Worst, are all clones, and genetically made to grow faster, at the expense of lifespan.



* "[[MixAndMatchMan Tetraparentals]]" in Vonda [=McIntyre=]'s novella ''Screwtop''.

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* ''Literature/{{Screwtop}}'': "[[MixAndMatchMan Tetraparentals]]" in this Vonda [=McIntyre=]'s novella ''Screwtop''.novella.



* ''Literature/EveAndAdam'': There are genetic modifications to make a child heal faster, and some characters had it from birth. There is also the ability to genetically engineer whole people. Leading to the titular Adam.



* Ransik's villain motivation in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' is that, in the year 3000, where all are perfect designer babies, the process sometimes goes wrong and he was born a [[{{Mutants}} mutant]], and was a pariah growing up, ending up living on the street. In fact, all of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] are mutant accidents.

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* Ransik's villain motivation in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' is that, in the year 3000, where all are perfect designer babies, the process sometimes goes wrong and he was born a [[{{Mutants}} mutant]], and {{mutants}} like him. He was a pariah growing up, ending up living on the street. In fact, all of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] are every MonsterOfTheWeek is a mutant accidents.accident.



* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, Earth suffers a terrible series of Eugenics Wars in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near future]] between normal humans and genetic "augments." By the logic that "superior ability breeds superior ambition," these young [[{{Ubermensch}} Ubermenschen]] all tend to suffer a [[TakeOverTheWorld Napoleon complex,]] leading them to war not just with mankind, but with each other. Humanity wins, with the lasting result that [[NoTranshumanismAllowed genetic engineering of human beings is outlawed and held in universal contempt for centuries afterward.]] The two most well known augments in Trek are Kirk's archnemesis Khan Noonien Singh; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s doctor Julian Bashir, who was augmented illegally.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, Earth suffers a terrible series of Eugenics Wars in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near future]] between normal humans and genetic "augments." By the logic that "superior ability breeds superior ambition," these young [[{{Ubermensch}} Ubermenschen]] {{Ubermensch}}en all tend to suffer a [[TakeOverTheWorld Napoleon complex,]] leading them to war not just with mankind, but with each other. Humanity wins, with the lasting result that [[NoTranshumanismAllowed genetic engineering of human beings is outlawed and held in universal contempt for centuries afterward.]] The two most well known augments in Trek are Kirk's archnemesis Khan Noonien Singh; and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s doctor Julian Bashir, who was augmented illegally.
10th Apr '17 10:32:52 PM PurrElise
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Paradigm}}'' DUPA Genetics sells these to rich parents. The titular character is a failed example.
5th Apr '17 9:03:50 AM LittleBuster
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* In ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' With the help of this trope explains [[spoiler: the "divine" beauty of Miyuki and her opportunity to become a [[BrotherSisterIncest couple with her brother Tatsuya]], being his own sister and at the same time being able to give him healthy offspring. She really was born of the same parents as him, but since, as a consequence of genetic modifications, her genes have been so altered that they are different from Tatsuya genes enough that the incest between them does not cause problems to their children.]]

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* In ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' With the help of this trope explains [[spoiler: the "divine" beauty of Miyuki and her opportunity to become a [[BrotherSisterIncest couple with her brother Tatsuya]], being his own sister and at the same time being able to give him healthy offspring. She really was born of the same parents as him, but since, as a consequence of genetic modifications, her genes have been so altered that they are different from Tatsuya genes enough that the incest between them does not cause problems to their children.]]]]. To a lesser extent, this also applies to the youth of the other 10 leading clans, since for generations they have been subjected to various genetic modifications, ranging from the most banal ones to the illegal and immoral ones, as in the case of the Kudou clan.
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