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18th Oct '16 12:25:27 AM Tron80
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* In {{Superman}}'s ComicBook/PostCrisis origin, Kryptonians are born in a "birthing matrix". Jor-El attached a star drive to Kal-El's. This essentially allowed Superman to be "born" on Earth, which was coupled with a severe winter which isolated the Kent family farm for months; this allowed the Kents to claim he was their natural son and eliminated all the hassle adoption of a foundling would entail in the modern world. It also allowed for an alternate future storyline where Superman is elected President of the United States, which only people born in the United States can do. This has [[RetCon since been undone]].
* ''YTheLastMan''. After virtually the entire male population (human and animal) dies off, finding a way of cloning the surviving women (and eventually men) becomes the only way of saving the human race.
* MarvelComics' Thundra came from a future LadyLand {{Dystopia}} where babies are engineered in the "Temple of Genetics".

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In {{Superman}}'s Superman's ComicBook/PostCrisis origin, Kryptonians are born in a "birthing matrix". Jor-El attached a star drive to Kal-El's. This essentially allowed Superman to be "born" on Earth, which was coupled with a severe winter which isolated the Kent family farm for months; this allowed the Kents to claim he was their natural son and eliminated all the hassle adoption of a foundling would entail in the modern world. It also allowed for an alternate future storyline where Superman is elected President of the United States, which only people born in the United States can do. This has [[RetCon since been undone]].
* ''YTheLastMan''. After virtually the entire male population (human ** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman is made believe that his cousin Linda -alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}- and animal) dies off, finding a way of cloning the surviving women (and eventually men) becomes the only way of saving the human race.
he have powers due to genetic modification.
* MarvelComics' Marvel Comics' Thundra came from a future LadyLand {{Dystopia}} where babies are engineered in the "Temple of Genetics".
1st Oct '16 4:08:27 PM Yib
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': all children of [[spoiler:Vinsmoke Judge]] were genetically modified to be superhumans with near-limitless potential.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': all children of [[spoiler:Vinsmoke Judge]] were genetically modified to be superhumans with near-limitless potential.potential, in order to become perfect generals for his CloneArmy.
1st Oct '16 4:04:39 PM Yib
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': all children of [[spoiler:Vinsmoke Judge]] were genetically modified to be superhumans with near-limitless potential.
27th Sep '16 9:14:30 PM PaulA
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** In fact, Resune's Azi program is a bit more complete than just Designer Babies. It's revealed in Cyteen that Resune doesn't merely design babies, but the entire population to ensure a healthy mix of genetics [[spoiler:and bias the populations towards Resune's political aims]].

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** In fact, Resune's Azi program is a bit more complete than just Designer Babies. It's revealed in Cyteen ''Literature/{{Cyteen}}'' that Resune doesn't merely design babies, but the entire population to ensure a healthy mix of genetics [[spoiler:and bias the populations towards Resune's political aims]].
14th Sep '16 9:26:36 AM Apromor
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* In ''Tabletopgame/ArsMagica'', A character who researches and recovers an ancient fertility magic tradition will be able to create rituals to endow unborn children with nearly any virtue or flaw.
11th Aug '16 10:38:15 PM Timjames98
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** Of course, on the other hand, whether many governments can effectively enforce these bans remains to be seen - what are you going to do, promote genetic diseases, throw the genetically engineered child in jail, or their parents, orphaning them? Because that doesn't have StartOfDarkness written all over it...
14th Jul '16 10:59:32 AM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Utawarerumono}}'', it's eventually revealed that the various PettingZooPeople actually descend from a vast series of genetic experimentation projects that was undertaken in a hidden underground lab, apparently as part of a project to reclaim the (for some reason) uninhabitable Earth above. Their ancestors were all grown in the titular jars by the human scientists.

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* In ''{{Utawarerumono}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'', it's eventually revealed that the various PettingZooPeople actually descend from a vast series of genetic experimentation projects that was undertaken in a hidden underground lab, apparently as part of a project to reclaim the (for some reason) uninhabitable Earth above. Their ancestors were all grown in the titular jars by the human scientists.
14th Jul '16 9:10:24 AM dmeagher13
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** Of course, on the other hand, whether many governments can effectively ban it remains to be seen - what are you going to do, promote genetic diseases, throw the genetically engineered child in jail, or their parents, orphaning them? Because that doesn't have StartOfDarkness written all over it...

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** Of course, on the other hand, whether many governments can effectively ban it enforce these bans remains to be seen - what are you going to do, promote genetic diseases, throw the genetically engineered child in jail, or their parents, orphaning them? Because that doesn't have StartOfDarkness written all over it...
13th Jul '16 11:12:32 AM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Vandread}}'', humanity has split into a planet of all males called Tarak and a planet of all females called Mejare. DNA from a couple is manipulated to give a new baby. On Tarak, this means a factory birth, while on Mejare, the baby is implanted in the womb to be born normally. This makes them effectively a pair of {{One Gender Race}}s, though normal breeding could be resumed. Note that these are not the only colony worlds left, just the main ones we see.

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* In ''{{Vandread}}'', ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'', humanity has split into a planet of all males called Tarak and a planet of all females called Mejare. DNA from a couple is manipulated to give a new baby. On Tarak, this means a factory birth, while on Mejare, the baby is implanted in the womb to be born normally. This makes them effectively a pair of {{One Gender Race}}s, though normal breeding could be resumed. Note that these are not the only colony worlds left, just the main ones we see.
6th Jul '16 3:46:31 PM zarpaulus
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* OlderThanTelevision: ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' by Aldous Huxley. Babies are "grown" here (and "decanted" rather than "born"), though this was before the development of modern genetics, so they must resort to more complicated and organic means than flipping genetic switches to create their hereditary castes.

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* OlderThanTelevision: ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' by Aldous Huxley. Babies are "grown" here (and "decanted" rather than "born"), though this was before the development of modern genetics, so they must resort to more complicated and organic means than flipping genetic switches to create their hereditary castes.castes, such as [[OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby alcohol]].
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