PunkPunk with OrganicTechnology, usually centered around [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetic engineering]]. Expect to see a lot of OrganicTechnology, {{sculpted physique}}s and PettingZooPeople walking around... or hopping, swimming, flying, slithering, etc. Many buildings and [[LivingShip ships]] will be grown, and a general WombLevel aesthetic will usually prevail. Issues examined may include DesignerBabies, WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, what ''is'' human, various aspects of ecology and effects of modified crops/animals/bacteria. And you'll see [[AnAesop Aesops]] (particularly {{Green Aesop}}s about creating what you can't control), both real and [[FantasticAesop Fantastic]].

It should be noted that the line between Bio Punk and {{cyberpunk}} is very thin, and many cyberpunk stories will contain Bio Punk elements.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' [[spoiler: they are working on creating]] telepaths.
* Appears frequently in Creator/TsutomuNihei's works, especially ''Manga/BioMega''.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': A thorough deconstruction of the HumongousMecha genre, except all the humongous mecha are actually [[spoiler: alternate forms of life to humanity that share the same, alien, origin.]]
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' revolves around the [[HumanSubspecies Diclonius]], a mutant species created by genetic manipulation, and how they're treated by [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans]] in society
* The technology of the North in ''XamdLostMemories'' consists of this, including the titular Xamd.
* ''Gunnm'' features this in Venus, where everything is biological: furniture, vehicles and clothes. All of them are genetically enginereed, and [[{{Squick}} based on human DNA]].
* RedLine features this when we are introduced to Roboworld, many of it's weapons feature OrganicTechnology
* ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' revolves around the creation of Mewtwo, an artificial Pokemon created by reverse-engineering the [[OlympusMons Legendary Pokemon]] Mew. It doesn't turn out well; his story provides the page quote for GoneHorriblyRight.
-->"We dreamed of creating the world's strongest Pokémon... and we succeeded."
* In the ''LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi'' universe, Asahina implies that future technology will evolve along these lines.
* ''GuiltyCrown'' has shades of this.
* ''Manga/IlegenesKokuyouNoKiseki'' is bio punk with a dash of {{Dystopia}}.
* ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'' is bio punk crossed with UrbanFantasy.
* ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'', partly because of being an DarkerAndEdgier {{Homage}}/{{Deconstruction}} of {{Tokusatsu}} shows like KamenRider, falls pretty well into the BioPunk niche (every single bit of advanced tech surrounding the Guyvers and their enemies are at least in-part biotechnology, if not entirely biotech).
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[[folder:Comics]]
* The comic book series ''ComicBook/{{Elephantmen}}'' deals with human-animal hybrids created in a war between Africa and China, and their struggle to reintegrate into society being essentially former child soldiers.
* The ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' series and its spinoffs trade pretty heavily in biopunk themes.
* ''{{Finder}}'' fits into this very well, being set in an AfterTheEnd scenario where a biotech-based civilisation collapsed, but many of its products, being self-reproducing living things, are still around.
* In SCI-Spy apparently genetic modification with animals/aliens whatever is so mainstream that being a normal Joe attracts prejudice.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/JurassicPark'' is perhaps the TropeCodifier for modern audiences and was a huge box office success. The story focuses heavily on the themes of [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke scientific ethics]], [[LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair man's hubris]] and [[NatureIsNotNice the force of nature being beyond our control]].
* Much of Creator/DavidCronenberg's work, particularly:
** ''Shivers'', where a scientist accidentally creates a sexually-transmitted PuppeteerParasite, causing in turn a ZombieApocalypse of rape zombies.
** ''Rabid'', where an experimental skin graft creates a sort of Bio Punk vampire, whose victims all become rabid zombies and attack Montreal.
** ''Film/TheBrood'', where a revolutionary psychiatric method results in hideous bodily mutations.
** ''Film/{{Scanners}}'', where a pharmacological error creates a BizarreBabyBoom of socially-maladjusted, creepy psychics.
** ''Film/{{Videodrome}}'', where warring ideologies use communications technology to mutate viewers into monstrous pawns.
** ''Film/NakedLunch'' is Bio Punk via Creator/TheBeatGeneration, with sentient typewriters, giant bugs, and monsters who give you tremendous creativity in exchange for blowjobs.
** ''[[Film/{{Existenz}} eXistenZ]]'', where genetically-engined amphibians are used to create OrganicTechnology video game hardware.
** ''Film/TheFly1986'', where a failed teleportation experiment fuses Creator/JeffGoldblum and... well, a fly.
* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' plays this with a healthy helping of CyberPunk and {{Gorn}}.
* ''Film/AeonFlux'' (based on the animated show)
* ''Film/{{Gattaca}}''
* ''TheIsland''
* ''Film/{{Splice}}''
* ''Film/TokyoGorePolice''
* ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'', the 1996 version, which was a departure from book.
* ''Film/{{Proteus}}'', based off of the novel ''Literature/{{Slimer}}''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/MonsterBloodTattoo'' seems to cross this genre with SteamPunk and a healthy dose of nightmares.
* ''Night's Dawn'', a trilogy of well-researched SpaceOpera novels by PeterFHamilton.
* ''[[TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'', a sci-fi novel by S.M. Stirling set on JohnCarterOfMars-type world made plausible with Bio Punk technology given to the Martians by AncientAstronauts.
* Jeff [=VanderMeer's=] ''Literature/{{Ambergris}}'' stories, especially the newest novel ''Finch'' are UrbanFantasy BioPunk, or perhaps Spore Punk, with the Graycaps' fungus-based high technology that almost passes for magic, as far as the humans are concerned.
** Hell, in ''Finch'' we even get ''fungus-cyborgs'' in the form of the Partials.
* 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.
* The books ''OryxAndCrake'' and ''The Dry Flood'' by Margaret Atwood are set in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near future]], and features many many bio-engineered animals, most notably pigs who can grow human organs for use in transplants.
* The ''MaximumRide'' series skirt this genre, with the protagonists being genetically engineered bird people that were created by immoral scientists in order to [[ImmortalityImmorality find the secrets of immortality]].
* S. Andrew Swann's Literature/MoreauSeries is a perfect example. The protagonist is Nohar Rajasthan; a Half Tiger/Half Human Private Investigator in a world where hybrid "Moreaus" (As in "Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau") are confined to ghettos as second class citizens. The series also has genetically improved humans, called "Franks" as in Frankenstein, and aliens.
* ''Literature/BeggarsInSpain'' by Nancy Kress, along with the attendant novels in the trilogy.
* The ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'' series by ScottWesterfeld has fabricated Beasties created after Darwin discovered the "Threads Of Life". Also uses LegoGenetics.
* The foundations of biopunk were arguably laid down as early as 1818, with the release of Shelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' -- which means that biopunk was among the first science fiction ever published.
* Another proto-biopunk tale that significantly predates the discovery of DNA is ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau''.
* The ''Literature/WestOfEden'' series by Harry Harrison is set in an AlternateHistory where dinosaurs never went extinct and the Earth is dominated by the reptilian Yilanč, who use specially bred creatures as everything from microscopes to submarines.
* ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' centers around cloning, genetic manipulation and their impact on society. Arguably the TropeCodifier.
* ''Literature/EveAndAdam'' is about a girl (Eve) who tries to genetically engineer the perfect boy (Adam). Said boy comes to life about halfway through the novel. Also, [[spoiler: Eve herself is genetically engineered, to have [[GoodThingYouCanHeal healing powers.]]]]
* VladimirVasilyev's ''WolfishNature'' duology takes place in an AlternateHistory where humans evolved from dogs instead of apes. For unexplained reasons, dog-humans became masters of genetic engineering and focused all scientific efforts on this area instead of developing "dead" technology. By the 20th century, all devices, buildings, and even common things like ''paper'' are grown instead of manufactured and require regular sustenance (when was the last time you fed your house or computer?). All our familiar dog breeds are still there, despite a good number of them being the result of human breeding programs in RealLife. This is also explained by the early days of genetic engineering, when plenty of {{Mad Scientist}}s hid in their castles (yes, this happened in the Middle Ages) and tried to mess with dog-human DNA to improve their clans. "Dead" technology is a fairly recent development, as some inventions are better at their job than their "selectoid" (i.e. grown devices) counterparts, computers being the most obvious example. One of the greatest triumphs of genetic engineering is the so-called Bio-Correction, which took place hundreds of years ago and removed the "wolf gene" from every dog-human, removing their ability to kill without remorse. Anyone who even manages to kill another person is either insane or will go crazy and/or commit suicide. The Bio-Correction ([[spoiler:which is a big lie of the ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve variety]]) results in a world with no wars, where murder is an extreme rarity, but where espionage has been elevated to an art form, and spies are the only ones specifically trained to kill without going crazy afterwards. Interestingly, the author chooses to focus on the "espionage" part, simply using the BioPunk as a setting.
* ''Literature/{{Slimer}}'', which involves genetically turning a great white shark into a shapeshifting unstoppable killing machine.
* [[http://www.omegacom.demon.co.uk/gene.htm Gene Wars]] covers the life of a guy named Evan from making genetically engineered amoebas when he was eight, to dying as essentially the last ordinary human.
* Mira Grant's ''Literature/Parasitology'' revolves around a genetically engineered tapeworm designed to keep people healthy [[spoiler: that winds up integrating itself into people's brains and setting off a Zombie Apocalypse]]. Her ''Literature/{{Newsflesh}}'' trilogy, about what civilization would be like after a ZombieApocalypse if it didn't collapse also counts.
* Shit Narnia in ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', which is an alternate Earth where technology branched off into this in the mid 19th century. [[spoiler: It's also where EldritchAbomination and BigBad Korrok was born.]]
* Genetic augmentations are abundant in Literature/TheNexusSeries, for both combat and cosmetic purposes. [[NoTranshumanismAllowed Just don't go around using them in the US...]]
* Nikko in Linda Nagata's ''The Bohr Maker'' is genetically engineered to survive in the vacuum of space. Likewise the police dogs of the Commonwealth are a mixture of bio-engineering and cybernetic augmentation.
* ''Literature/TheRelic'', which is about a TragicMonster that WasOnceAMan going on a rampage in a museum.
* 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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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* 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.
* ''{{Dollhouse}}'' is all about messing with the human brain.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' features heaps of organic technology (from the TranslatorMicrobes to the {{Living Ship}}s), and quite a few plots revolve around genetic manipulation.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The ''Lords of Madness'' source book includes a "Fleshwarper" prestige class, designed for creating this sort of thing in a HeroicFantasy setting.
* TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}} offers Bioware, genetically modified cultured tissue that can be implanted in characters to provide many of the same benefits of the more traditional Cyberware.
* 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.
** Also, the bio-engineered space-whales that live in the corona of the sun.
* ''{{Mortasheen}}'' combines this with {{Mon}}s.
* The aesthetic of the [[MagicTheGathering Simic]] [[EvilutionaryBiologist Combine]] is something reminiscent of this, although not to the same extent as some of the other examples on the page. They are, in essence, to BioPunk what their cousins, the [[MadScientist Izzet]] [[StuffBlowingUp League]] is to SteamPunk.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* OlderThanTelevision: ''Theatre/RossumsUniversalRobots'' by Karel Čapek, 1921. The eponymous robots are not mechanical but artificially created organic beings who rebel against their master.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/{{BioShock}}'' combines BioPunk with DieselPunk.
* The ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series.
* ''{{Ciem}} 2'' combines BioPunk with CyberPunk and [[EspionageTropes Spy Punk]]. And a sprinkling of TheWarOnTerror just for the heck of it. So in some chapters, [[ViceCity Dirbine]] feels like a ([[EarnYourHappyEnding mutable]]) [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Town]].
** There are ships, airplanes, cars and so on, but there seems to be not a single weapon.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has numerous examples of bioengineered [[SuperSoldier Super Soldiers]].
* ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity Nova'' feature the human race of the Polaris, who grow star ships and space stations of organic material.
* ''{{Evolva}}'' gives this feeling.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fracture}}'' presents a world where the East and West coasts of the [[DividedStatesOfAmerica USA]] are split over biotech use.
* ''VideoGame/{{Quake IV}}'', especially the Stroggification process.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' series.
* The Harmony path in ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' is a path of technological development centering around genetic manipulation of both humans and aliens, nanomachines, and cloning.
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* ''TheChroniclesOfTaras'' combines this with DieselPunk. 50's style noir technology, ActionGirl and WrenchWench Characters, every killing tool is an ImprovisedWeapon, and horrifying Biotech creations.
* ''GenocideMan'': Open-source biotechnology enabled terrorists to create tailored plagues and genetic "deviants" designed as human weapons. In response the UN formed the Genocide Project whose augmented geneticist-soldiers are sanctioned to exterminate deviancies and holders of hazardous ideas, down to the last man, woman, and child.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' inhabits a world where self-modification is the new makeup.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has strong elements of this with the splicers and Kobra cult who are heavily into genetic manipulation.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Not really a huge concern as of yet, but western cultures are well on the precipice of this being an actual thing.
** Already, cloning is being carried out with animals on small levels, and plastic surgery does touch on some of this.
** Looking forward, nanotechnology has gotten a huge boost by integrating with microscopic organisms, and there have been other breakthroughs, like a prototypical memory storage device utilizing salmon DNA.
** A company named [[MegaCorp Monsanto]] is working hard [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto to make this a reality]].
* 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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