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** Already, cloning is being carried out with animals on small levels, there are surgical transsexual operations and body modifications that use animal parts, which a few subcultures are adopting with punk and plastic surgery, touching on some of this trope.

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** Already, cloning is being carried out with animals on small levels, there are surgical transsexual gender reassignment operations and body modifications that use animal parts, which a few subcultures are adopting with punk and plastic surgery, touching on some of this trope.

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* ''Literature/TheDawnhounds'' features alchemical botany: splicing is a normal part of society in Hainak. Giant mushrooms are a form of cheap housing, and the plot is built around an [[SyntheticPlague engineered plague]].


* ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau1996'', which was a departure from the book.

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* ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau1996'', ''Film/TheIslandOfDrMoreau1996'', which was a departure from the book.


* ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'', the 1996 version, which was a departure from the book.

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* ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'', the 1996 version, ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau1996'', which was a departure from the book.


* Similarly, the rebooted [[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes Planet of the Apes films]] focus on highly genetically engineered evolved apes that take over the world, mutated and aided by a man-made viral agent that kills [[spoiler: 90% of the human population]]. [[spoiler: This becomes a little worse in [[Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes the third film]] of the {{reboot}} as a seemingly new type of agent merges that [[DevolutionDevice scrambled/damaged human neurological/mental skills back into a primitive state]] (well, at least for older survivors, while younger survivors just get limited symptoms in the case of [[TokenHuman "Nova"]])]].

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* Similarly, the rebooted [[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes Planet of the Apes films]] focus on highly genetically engineered evolved apes that take over the world, mutated and aided by a man-made viral agent that kills [[spoiler: 90% of the human population]]. [[spoiler: This becomes a little worse in [[Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes the third film]] of the {{reboot}} ContinuityReboot as a seemingly new type of agent merges that [[DevolutionDevice scrambled/damaged human neurological/mental skills back into a primitive state]] (well, at least for older survivors, while younger survivors just get limited symptoms in the case of [[TokenHuman "Nova"]])]].


** Already, cloning is being carried out with animals on small levels, there are surgical transsexual operations and body modifications that use animal parts which few subcultures are adopting with punk and plastic surgery, touching on some of this trope.

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** Already, cloning is being carried out with animals on small levels, there are surgical transsexual operations and body modifications that use animal parts parts, which a few subcultures are adopting with punk and plastic surgery, touching on some of this trope.



*** It is worth noting that Monsanto is quite controversial in mostly all cultures, and this is not necessarily a good thing.

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*** It is worth noting that Monsanto is quite controversial in mostly almost all cultures, and this is not necessarily a good thing.



** Dog and horse breeding are also forms of genetic engineering that have been around for millennia,.

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** Dog and horse breeding are also forms of genetic engineering that have been around for millennia,.millennia.


* Similarly, the rebooted [[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes Planet of the Apes films]] focus on highly genetically engineered evolved apes that take over the world, mutated and aided by a man-made viral agent that kills [[spoiler: 90% of the human population]]. [[spoiler: This becomes a little worse in [[Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes the third film]] of the {{reboot}} as a seemly new type of agent merges that [[DevolutionDevice scrambled/damaged human neurological/mental skills back into a primitive state]] (well, at least for older survivors, while younger survivors just get limited symptoms in the case of [[TokenHuman "Nova"]]).

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* Similarly, the rebooted [[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes Planet of the Apes films]] focus on highly genetically engineered evolved apes that take over the world, mutated and aided by a man-made viral agent that kills [[spoiler: 90% of the human population]]. [[spoiler: This becomes a little worse in [[Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes the third film]] of the {{reboot}} as a seemly seemingly new type of agent merges that [[DevolutionDevice scrambled/damaged human neurological/mental skills back into a primitive state]] (well, at least for older survivors, while younger survivors just get limited symptoms in the case of [[TokenHuman "Nova"]])."Nova"]])]].


** ''The Fluted Girl'' brings it to BodyHorror territory, as the titular girl has her entire body (along with her twin sister) turned into a music instrument, allowing the twins to play each other. If that's not enough, then is head of security, Burson, a military-grade mix of human, jackal, dog and nanotechnology, with ChameleonCamouflage. Most of "aristocracy" is made from ReallySevenHundredYearsOld people that keep revitalising their bodies to stay in charge.
** ''The People of Sand and Slag'' come with BioAugmentation so extensive, the resulting trans-humanity can sustain itself on titular sand and slag, regrown lost limbs in matter of hours, breath toxic fumes with no problem and generally gain NighInvulnerability. The result is society of people that don't even understand what pain is and that can (and are) completely indifferent to living in a GaiasLament hell-hole, because they don't need anymore sustainable environment to continue their existence.
** ''The Calorie Man'' and ''Yellow Card Man'' are set InAWorld where handful of seed-making {{MegaCorp}}s patented their strains of plants and sent artificial plagues to wipe out any other grains used in agriculture. If that wasn't enough, the world exhausted all oil it had, so the calories derived from grain are the new currency, providing badly needed energy.

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** ''The Fluted Girl'' brings it to BodyHorror territory, as the titular girl has her entire body (along with her twin sister) turned into a music instrument, allowing the twins to play each other. If that's not enough, then there is the head of security, Burson, a military-grade mix of human, jackal, dog and nanotechnology, with ChameleonCamouflage. ChameleonCamouflage skin. Most of "aristocracy" is made from ReallySevenHundredYearsOld people that keep revitalising their bodies to stay in charge.
charge and alter bodies of their serfs according to their whims.
** ''The People of Sand and Slag'' come with BioAugmentation so extensive, the resulting trans-humanity can sustain itself on titular sand and slag, regrown lost limbs in matter of hours, breath toxic fumes with no problem and generally gain NighInvulnerability. The result is society of people that don't even understand what pain is and that can be (and are) completely indifferent to living in a GaiasLament hell-hole, because they don't need anymore sustainable environment to continue their existence.
existence. There is also [[PreciousPuppy a dog]] in it.
** ''The Calorie Man'' and ''Yellow Card Man'' are set InAWorld where handful of seed-making {{MegaCorp}}s patented their strains of plants and sent artificial plagues to wipe out any other grains used in agriculture. If that wasn't enough, the world exhausted all oil it had, had somewhere in-between, so the calories derived from grain are the new currency, providing badly needed energy.



** ''Small Offerings'' takes place in a world so extremely polluted, pregnancies must be done in two stages. The first one, known as "prenatal" is about using the fetus as a sponge for toxins and dumping the resulting mass of cancerous cells into a biohazard bin. Then getting the real, second pregnancy. [[CrapsackWorld Yeah]].

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** ''Small Offerings'' takes place in a world so extremely polluted, pregnancies must be done in two stages. The first one, known as "prenatal" is about using the fetus as a sponge for toxins within mother's body and dumping the resulting mass of cancerous cells into a biohazard bin. Then getting the real, second pregnancy. [[CrapsackWorld Yeah]].

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* One of the trademarks of Creator/PaoloBacigalupi short stories and books. His anthology, ''Literature/PumpSixAndOtherStories'', comes with few different flavours. The bio-punk elements don't exist just for aesthetics of the setting, but rather provide the pivotal issue of given short story or important plot devices:
** ''Pocketful of Dharma'' has an organic city, growing like a tree and creating protective membranes around itself, sheltering its residents from poverty and pollution around.
** ''The Fluted Girl'' brings it to BodyHorror territory, as the titular girl has her entire body (along with her twin sister) turned into a music instrument, allowing the twins to play each other. If that's not enough, then is head of security, Burson, a military-grade mix of human, jackal, dog and nanotechnology, with ChameleonCamouflage. Most of "aristocracy" is made from ReallySevenHundredYearsOld people that keep revitalising their bodies to stay in charge.
** ''The People of Sand and Slag'' come with BioAugmentation so extensive, the resulting trans-humanity can sustain itself on titular sand and slag, regrown lost limbs in matter of hours, breath toxic fumes with no problem and generally gain NighInvulnerability. The result is society of people that don't even understand what pain is and that can (and are) completely indifferent to living in a GaiasLament hell-hole, because they don't need anymore sustainable environment to continue their existence.
** ''The Calorie Man'' and ''Yellow Card Man'' are set InAWorld where handful of seed-making {{MegaCorp}}s patented their strains of plants and sent artificial plagues to wipe out any other grains used in agriculture. If that wasn't enough, the world exhausted all oil it had, so the calories derived from grain are the new currency, providing badly needed energy.
** ''Pop Squad'' has medicine and genetic manipulation so advanced, humanity essentially becomes immortal, but to avoid overpopulation, procreation and having kids is the highest offense against the law. The titular Squad hunts down women crazy enough to get pregnant, while its officers struggle with understanding why would anyone want to have kids.
** ''Small Offerings'' takes place in a world so extremely polluted, pregnancies must be done in two stages. The first one, known as "prenatal" is about using the fetus as a sponge for toxins and dumping the resulting mass of cancerous cells into a biohazard bin. Then getting the real, second pregnancy. [[CrapsackWorld Yeah]].


* The ''ComicBook/XMen'' series and its spinoffs trade pretty heavily in biopunk themes.

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* The ''ComicBook/XMen'' series and its spinoffs trade pretty heavily in biopunk themes. ''ComicBook/JonathanHickmansXMen'' has particularly emphasised it, with Sentinels - especially Omega Sentinels (cyborgs) and the like - being the ultimate enemies of mutantkind. Additionally, one of the future timelines [[spoiler: the 6th life of Moira MacTaggert]] shows how while mutants surpassed humans through evolution, a third species, ''Homo Novissima'', surpassed them both, because evolution became unnecessary once humans could alter themselves and their genetics however they wished, rather than relying on a random process.
* ''ComicBook/IronMan'', while closer to CyberPunk and the tech end of the spectrum in general, deals heavily in {{Transhuman}} themes and overlaps with this trope with the original ''Extremis'' storyline and Tony's self-enhancement with titular technology (originally nanotech that played with LegoGenetics, later a virus) to be faster, stronger, a {{technopath}}, and contain much of the armour in his bones. This was later upgraded to the 'Bleeding Edge' armour, where nanomachines were contained inside his body and could transform into his armour at a mere thought - and unlike previous versions, didn't have motors and servos, but a kind of artificial muscle. This had downsides, however, as it at one point allowed Ultron to possess him and transform his body into a replica of Janet Van Dyne's, and because of this/since StatusQuoIsGod, it was eventually purged.


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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' features the ''ComicBook/XMen'' and ''ComicBook/IronMan'' heavily, including many attempts to recreate the SuperSoldier formula (with mixed success), and includes the Extremis virus, which is used by [[MadScientist Arnim Zola]] to turn HYDRA mooks into EliteMooks. The sequel, however, really focuses on it with the introduction of Sinister, who specialises in genetic manipulation and cloning, achieving, among other things; a HiveMind [[spoiler: of himself]], which Doctor Strange later hacks and uses to [[spoiler: hunt down all but the original, who's off the grid]]; clone [[spoiler: Scott Summers]] and alter the clone's DNA to create [[spoiler: Gambit]] and later alter it again when his powers start to malfunction; and create the Techno-Organic Virus that canonically infects Cable and here, infects [[spoiler: Harry]]. More generally, the increasing options for DIY superhumans are noted InUniverse to be a developing problem, especially in places that don't have homegrown superhumans and want a deterrent of their own.


* Genetic and ecological engineering play major roles in Paul [-McAuley-]'s ''The QUiet War'' and indeed in most of his later work.

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* Genetic and ecological engineering play major roles in Paul [-McAuley-]'s [=McAuley=]'s ''The QUiet Quiet War'' and indeed in most of his later work.


* TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} has similar stuff, albeit -at least in the rulebook- in considerably less numbers than Cyberware and like the latter [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul cost Humanity Points]].

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* TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} ''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}}'' has similar stuff, albeit -at least in the rulebook- in considerably less fewer numbers than Cyberware and like the latter [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul cost Humanity Points]].Points]], (though not as many).



** The Coalition State of Lone Star worries the other states as they create [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic animals]] and employ them around their labs and other secure facilities, however the other states do approve of their output of Dog Pack Mutants, which fill out the lower ranks of the Coalition miltary;

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** The Coalition State of Lone Star worries the other states as they create [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic animals]] and employ them around their labs and other secure facilities, however however, the other states do approve of their output of Dog Pack Mutants, which fill out the lower ranks of the Coalition miltary;military;



** The ''Lemuria'' book shows the Lemurians making their sea homes with Biomancy; Magic OrganicTechnology that is a lot more kinder to the living beings involved than the Splugorth Bio-Wizardry, along with armour and weapons. The Jungle Elves of Maga Island in South America use a more primitive form of the magic.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Splicers}}'' has an AI [[AIIsACrapshoot decide to take over the world]] and turn every piece of metal against humanity. The surviving free humans re-engineer their entire civilization around the use of OrganicTechnology, replacing with bio-engineered organisms their weapons, PoweredArmor, [[TankGoodness AFVs]], warships, aircraft and HumongousMecha.

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** The ''Lemuria'' book shows the Lemurians making their sea homes with Biomancy; Magic OrganicTechnology that is a lot more kinder to the living beings involved than the Splugorth Bio-Wizardry, along with armour armor and weapons. The Jungle Elves of Maga Island in South America use a more primitive form of the magic.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Splicers}}'' has an AI [[AIIsACrapshoot decide to take over the world]] and turn every piece of metal against humanity. The surviving free humans re-engineer their entire civilization around the use of OrganicTechnology, replacing with bio-engineered organisms their weapons, PoweredArmor, [[TankGoodness AFVs]], warships, aircraft aircraft, and HumongousMecha.



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** While Bio Punk still plays a role in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', the game doesn't give the consequences of genetic engineering as much attention as the previous entries, focusing more on the story of its two main characters, as well as exploring the social dynamics of the floating city of Columbia.

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** While Bio Punk still plays a role in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', the game doesn't give the consequences of genetic engineering as much attention as the previous entries, focusing more on the story of its two main characters, as well as exploring the social dynamics of the floating city of Columbia.QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything.


* This trope is a major theme of the ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}'' series, where genetic enginnering plays a vital role in the iconic underwater city of Rapture, where the first two games take place. Thanks to a powerful, but addictive mutagen called ADAM, the city was capable of developing gene-modifying injections that grant extraordinaty abilities such as pyrokinesis, telekinesis, [[BeeAfraid shooting bees out of your hands]], etc., but at the price of addiction, insanity, and some truly nasty BodyHorror resulting from both said abilites and ADAM withdrawal. And that bee-shooting superpower we mentioned? [[NightmareFuel/BioShock It turns your hand into a meaty beehive for bees to crawl in and out of.]]

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* This trope is a major theme of in the ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}'' series, where genetic enginnering plays a vital role in the iconic underwater city of Rapture, where the first two games take place. Thanks to a powerful, but addictive mutagen called ADAM, the city was capable of developing gene-modifying injections that grant extraordinaty abilities such as pyrokinesis, telekinesis, [[BeeAfraid shooting bees out of your hands]], etc., but at the price of addiction, insanity, and some truly nasty BodyHorror resulting from both said abilites and ADAM withdrawal. And that bee-shooting superpower we mentioned? [[NightmareFuel/BioShock [[NightmareFuel/BioShock1 It turns your hand into a meaty beehive for bees to crawl in and out of.]]

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