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** This is later shown to be true and Laura is stated to genetically be Logan's daughter with Sarah.


* A low tech variant. In China and India it's popular in working class groups to simply use ultrasound to determine the baby's gender and abort it and try again if it's a female. This is because female children are not required to support their parents when they get married and stay in their husband's household, leaving people with sole daughters financially unstable later in life. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Keep in mind that this is a very controversial practice]].
* And now it has become a reality, Scientists in China have successfully eliminated rendering the twins resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera. Unfortunately the fears of many transhumanism sceptics appear to have been realized as the experiment faces widespread condemnation. Its ethics are in serious doubt and little is known about what longterm side effects these twins may eventually face. The scientist responsible for these experiments is currently in hiding.(https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612458/exclusive-chinese-scientists-are-creating-crispr-babies/)

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* A low tech variant. In China and India it's popular in working class groups to simply use ultrasound to determine the baby's gender and abort it and try again if it's a female. This is because female children are not required to support their parents when they get married and stay in their husband's household, leaving people with sole daughters financially unstable later in life. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Keep (Keep in mind that this is a very controversial practice]].
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* And now Now it has become a reality, reality. Scientists in China have successfully eliminated rendering the rendered a pair of twins resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera. Unfortunately the fears of many transhumanism sceptics skeptics appear to have been realized as the experiment faces widespread condemnation. Its ethics are in serious doubt and little is known about what longterm long-term side effects these twins may eventually face. The scientist responsible for these experiments is currently in hiding.(https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612458/exclusive-chinese-scientists-are-creating-crispr-babies/)


* A subtle example with Comicbook/{{X 23}}; when she decided an exact clone of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} would be impractical, if not outright impossible, to make in the timeframe she was given, Dr. Sarah Kinney instead decided to duplicate his X chromosome and [[OppositeSexClone create a female instead]]. It's subtly implied that she also took measures to ensure that the clone would not only be positive for the X-gene, but that she would be born with the same mutation as Logan.[[note]]Mutant offspring of other mutants don't always share their parent's power set, i.e. Quicksilver vs. Comicbook/{{Magneto}}[[/note]] Considering Laura is {{The Ugly Guys Hot| Daughter}} OppositeSexClone, that she's generally depicted as having a genius-level intellect, one wonders what other sorts of modifications were made to ensure she was ideally suited for her purpose.

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* A subtle example with Comicbook/{{X 23}}; when she decided an exact clone of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} would be impractical, if not outright impossible, impossible (the only genetic sample they had available of Logan was degraded, particularly in the Y chromosome), to make in the timeframe she was given, Dr. Sarah Kinney instead decided to duplicate his X chromosome and [[OppositeSexClone create a female instead]]. It's subtly implied that she also took measures to ensure that the clone would not only be positive for the X-gene, but that she would be born with the same mutation as Logan.[[note]]Mutant offspring of other mutants don't always share their parent's power set, i.e. Quicksilver vs. Comicbook/{{Magneto}}[[/note]] Considering Laura is {{The Ugly Guys Hot| Daughter}} OppositeSexClone, that she's generally depicted as having a genius-level intellect, one wonders what other sorts of modifications were made to ensure she was ideally suited for her purpose. Given that Laura bears some physical resemblance to Dr. Kinney, there's a lot of fan speculation that she used ''her own'' X chromosome in creating Laura rather than doubling Logan's like she claimed.


* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Kryptonians are [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered]] to fill different roles in their society. Kryptonian scientists Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van believe that the element of choice was lost in converting over to such a system, which, combined with the impending self-inflicted destruction of Krypton, led to their conceiving and birthing [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kal-El]], the first naturally-born child in centuries.

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* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Kryptonians are [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered]] to fill different roles in their society. Kryptonian scientists Jor-El [[IgnoredExpert Jor-El]] and Lara Lor-Van believe that the element of choice was lost in converting over to such a system, which, combined with the impending self-inflicted destruction of Krypton, led to their conceiving and birthing [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kal-El]], the first naturally-born child in centuries.

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* In ''Literature/LucifersStar'' by Creator/CTPhipps, this is the hat of the ArchduchyOfCrius where they have genetically engineered their society to be a FeudalFuture society with superhumans on top and specialized humans in various "castes." Its complicated by the fact they rule regular humans and the various castes reproduce with each other or "normal" humans.


* In the ''Literature/XandriCorelel'' series, most people are created in a petri dish so they can be genetically tweaked to fix any disabilities they might have had. Xandri herself was born during a short-lived natural conception fad, resulting in her status as one of the last autistics in the universe.

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* In the ''Literature/XandriCorelel'' series, most people are created in a petri dish so they can be genetically tweaked in whatever way the parents wish, from preventing a disability to fix any disabilities they might have had.making sure the child has the same eye color as its father. Xandri herself was born during a short-lived natural conception fad, resulting in her status as one of the last autistics in the universe.

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* In the ''Literature/XandriCorelel'' series, most people are created in a petri dish so they can be genetically tweaked to fix any disabilities they might have had. Xandri herself was born during a short-lived natural conception fad, resulting in her status as one of the last autistics in the universe.


* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' derives much of its drama from the fact that DesignerBabies (Coordinators) exist alongside naturally-born humans (Naturals), leading to racial strife and outright warfare. A war the Coordinators have an upper hand in because while their modifications don't make them {{Super Soldier}}s ''per se'', it works well enough, especially when ''all'' your soldiers have it. Though the Coordinators still grow in a mothers womb and but are genetically modified shortly after conception (not before). The one true Designer Baby is [[spoiler:Kira, who was grown in a UterineReplicator and free of the influence of a mothers hormones during pregnancy thus the 'perfect' Coordinator]].

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' derives much of its drama from the fact that DesignerBabies (Coordinators) exist alongside naturally-born humans (Naturals), leading to racial strife and outright warfare. A war the Coordinators have an upper hand in because while their modifications don't make them {{Super Soldier}}s ''per se'', it works well enough, especially when ''all'' your soldiers have it. Though the Coordinators still grow in a mothers womb and but are genetically modified shortly after conception (not before). The one true Designer Baby is [[spoiler:Kira, who was grown in a UterineReplicator and free of the influence of a mothers mother's hormones during pregnancy pregnancy, thus becoming the 'perfect' Coordinator]].



** In ''X Astray'', we are given Canard Pars. A failed attempt in the Perfect Coordinator project, but the only one besides [[spoiler: Kira Yamato]] to survive. At first, his entire reason for existence was to hunt down [[spoiler: Kira]] , and defeat him, to prove that he isn't a worthless, failed experiment.

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** In ''X Astray'', we are given Canard Pars. A failed attempt in the Perfect Coordinator project, but the only one besides [[spoiler: Kira Yamato]] to survive. At first, his entire reason for existence was to hunt down [[spoiler: Kira]] , Kira]], and defeat him, to prove that he isn't a worthless, failed experiment.



** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman is made to 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}}- -- alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} -- and he have powers due to genetic modification.



* A subtle example with Comicbook/{{X 23}}; when she decided an exact clone of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} would be impractical, if not outright impossible, to make in the timeframe she was given, Dr. Sarah Kinney instead decided to duplicate his X chromosome and [[OppositeSexClone create a female instead]]. It's subtly implied that she also took measures to ensure that the clone would not only be positive for the X-gene, but that she would be born with the same mutation as Logan.[[note]]Mutant offspring of other mutants don't always share their parent's power set, IE Quicksilver vs. Comicbook/{{Magneto}}[[/note]] Considering Laura is {{The Ugly Guys Hot| Daughter}} OppositeSexClone, that she's generally depicted as having a genius-level intellect, one wonders what other sorts of modifications were made to ensure she was ideally suited for her purpose.
* In the ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' version of the ''ComicBook/NewXMen'' storyline "E is for Extinction", creating babies with the perfect X-Gene activated is something of a chic thing. However, it's not perfect - a baby born with one ability would end up with a completely different and unknown secondary mutation, so you could have a baby with hyper intelligence, yet end up as a bag of skin later on in life.

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* A subtle example with Comicbook/{{X 23}}; when she decided an exact clone of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} would be impractical, if not outright impossible, to make in the timeframe she was given, Dr. Sarah Kinney instead decided to duplicate his X chromosome and [[OppositeSexClone create a female instead]]. It's subtly implied that she also took measures to ensure that the clone would not only be positive for the X-gene, but that she would be born with the same mutation as Logan.[[note]]Mutant offspring of other mutants don't always share their parent's power set, IE i.e. Quicksilver vs. Comicbook/{{Magneto}}[[/note]] Considering Laura is {{The Ugly Guys Hot| Daughter}} OppositeSexClone, that she's generally depicted as having a genius-level intellect, one wonders what other sorts of modifications were made to ensure she was ideally suited for her purpose.
* In the ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' version of the ''ComicBook/NewXMen'' storyline "E is for Extinction", creating babies with the perfect X-Gene activated is something of a chic thing. However, it's not perfect - a baby born with one ability would end up with a completely different and unknown secondary mutation, so you could have a baby with hyper intelligence, yet end who ended up as a bag of skin later on in life.



** ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' has seen some changes to the Replicant line. The Nexus 8 series had the lifespan limitation removed, and were allowed to live on Earth for a time, but they were banned as well after The Blackout. A few are still living under the radar on Earth three decades later. Nexus 9 models, such as [[spoiler: Officer K]] and Luv, are designed to be more obedient so as not to be a threat to baseline humans. The film's plot hinges on the potential of replicants being able to have kids of their own; The heirs of the Tyrell corporation would ''love'' to have self-replicating slave labor, but the government is worried about increasingly rebellious slaves being able to breed and raise a generation of rebels -- [[spoiler:and the possibility of Replicants cross-breeding with humans scares the ''hell'' them; Replicants only squeeze past the laws against slavery because they're artificial. The revelation that Rachael died of complications from a C-section it what drives the entire plot. The possibility of Deckard being a replicant is raised again, but left unresolved]].

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** ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' has seen some changes to the Replicant line. The Nexus 8 series had the lifespan limitation removed, and were allowed to live on Earth for a time, but they were banned as well after The Blackout. A few are still living under the radar on Earth three decades later. Nexus 9 models, such as [[spoiler: Officer K]] and Luv, are designed to be more obedient so as not to be a threat to baseline humans. The film's plot hinges on the potential of replicants being able to have kids of their own; The the heirs of the Tyrell corporation would ''love'' to have self-replicating slave labor, but the government is worried about increasingly rebellious slaves being able to breed and raise a generation of rebels -- [[spoiler:and the possibility of Replicants cross-breeding with humans scares the ''hell'' out of them; Replicants only squeeze past the laws against slavery because they're artificial. The revelation that Rachael died of complications from a C-section it what drives the entire plot. The possibility of Deckard being a replicant is raised again, but left unresolved]].



* Heinlein's ''Literature/BeyondThisHorizon'' from 1942 has the same gamete-selection process and discrimination as in ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', but is treated much better by being actually ''scientific''; traits are studied extensively before being integrated into the general population, there is a protected class of "control naturals" just in case any of the selected genes turn out to be a bad idea, and the gene-selected humans won a war against an an empire of caste species to show that ''individual'' survival drive trumps "Brave New World"-style human insect hives with custom-bred units. There's also a condemnation of the UterineReplicator concept; you ''don't'' want to risk the genetics for a healthy womb deteriorating -- if civilization ever collapsed and humans had to breed naturally again, a lack of healthy reproductive systems and knowledge of reproductive care would doom the entire species.

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* Heinlein's ''Literature/BeyondThisHorizon'' from 1942 has the same gamete-selection process and discrimination as in ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'', but is it's treated much better by being actually ''scientific''; traits are studied extensively before being integrated into the general population, there is a protected class of "control naturals" just in case any of the selected genes turn out to be a bad idea, and the gene-selected humans won a war against an an empire of caste species to show that ''individual'' survival drive trumps "Brave New World"-style human insect hives with custom-bred units. There's also a condemnation of the UterineReplicator concept; you ''don't'' want to risk the genetics for a healthy womb deteriorating -- if civilization ever collapsed and humans had to breed naturally again, a lack of healthy reproductive systems and knowledge of reproductive care would doom the entire species.



* In Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/{{Genome}}'', many parents choose to "specialize" their children before they're born, if they can afford it. The children grow up normal, but at puberty their bodies and minds undergo changes that irreversibly determine their life path. Furthermore, they don't care because every Spesh loves his or her job. They're programmed to love it. These modifications range from enhanced logical reasoning for detectives to extra joints for fighters, not to mention enhanced reflexes and strength. Also, starship pilots, detectives, and tax inspectors are incapable of love, as it clouds judgment. On the other hand, hetaeras (call girls) are conditioned to fall in love with their clients and be unable to fall out of love until their client reciprocates. There is plenty of distrust between the Speshs and the Naturals, even though everyone has some sort of gene therapy done on them as a fetus, like corrected eyesight and fixed genetic defects. Some jobs simply cannot be done by Naturals, like power specialist who are genetically-modified to handle high doses of radiation (shield it mostly with their skin and long hair).

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* In Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/{{Genome}}'', many parents choose to "specialize" their children before they're born, if they can afford it. The children grow up normal, but at puberty their bodies and minds undergo changes that irreversibly determine their life path. Furthermore, they don't care because every Spesh loves his or her job. They're programmed to love it. These modifications range from enhanced logical reasoning for detectives to extra joints for fighters, not to mention enhanced reflexes and strength. Also, starship pilots, detectives, and tax inspectors are incapable of love, as it clouds judgment. On the other hand, hetaeras (call girls) are conditioned to fall in love with their clients and be unable to fall out of love until their client reciprocates. There is plenty of distrust between the Speshs and the Naturals, even though everyone has some sort of gene therapy done on them as a fetus, like corrected eyesight and fixed genetic defects. Some jobs simply cannot be done by Naturals, like power specialist specialists who are genetically-modified to handle high doses of radiation (shield (mostly by shielding it mostly with their skin and long hair).



** The protagonist mentions that, by law, every Spec has a right to remove his or her specialization. However, in practice, this never happens. For one, each Spesh loves his or her job. And two, many changes are simply irreversible.

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** The protagonist mentions that, by law, every Spec Spesh has a right to remove his or her specialization. However, in practice, this never happens. For one, each Spesh loves his or her job. And two, many changes are simply irreversible.



* In ''Series/BlakesSeven'', crewmember Cally is from Auron, a world where parents clone themselves to create their children. Auron had only started to do it several decades previously, so there were also people who were 'born of natural birth'. Cally herself had a twin sister Zelda.
* In ''Series/CenturyCity'', a fertility specialist is sued for having his clients babies turn out gay.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Doctor's Daughter", [[spoiler:there's an entire society created by machines which spilt one persons cells into a sets of haploid cells and recombines them to make a new adult in seconds.]]

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* In ''Series/BlakesSeven'', crewmember Cally is from Auron, a world where parents clone themselves to create their children. Auron had only started to do it several decades previously, so there were also people who were 'born of natural birth'. Cally herself had a twin sister sister, Zelda.
* In ''Series/CenturyCity'', a fertility specialist is sued for having his clients clients' babies turn out gay.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Doctor's Daughter", [[spoiler:there's an entire society created by machines which spilt one persons person's cells into a sets of haploid cells and recombines them to make a new adult in seconds.]]



* In ''Series/AlmostHuman'', the so-called "Chromes" are genetically-engineered to have perfect health and above-average intelligence. One of the main characters is a Chrome, which is unusual as Chromes never go into police work, thinking of it as a waste of their talents. Chromes have a lot of influence, as a number of politicians and judges are Chromes. One episode involves a Chrome dying of what appears to be a heart attack. This threatens to start a panic, as Chromes are not supposed to be susceptible to such things.

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* In ''Series/AlmostHuman'', the so-called "Chromes" are genetically-engineered to have perfect health and above-average intelligence. One of the main characters is a Chrome, which is unusual as Chromes never go into police work, thinking of it as a waste of their talents. Chromes have a lot of influence, as a number of politicians and judges are Chromes. One episode involves a Chrome dying of what appears to be a heart attack. This threatens to start a panic, as Chromes are not supposed to be susceptible to such things.



* A low tech variant. In China and India its popular in working class groups to simply use ultra sound to determine the baby's gender and abort it and try again if its a female. This is because female children are not required to support their parents when they get married and stay in their husband's household, leaving people with sole daughters financially unstable later in life. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Keep in mind that this is a very controversial practice]].
* And now it has become a reality, Scientists in China have successfully eliminated rendering the twins resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera. Unfortunately the fears of many transhumanism sceptics appear to have been realized as the experiment faces widespread condemnation. Its ethicacy is in serious doubt and little is know about what longterm side effects these twins may eventually face. The scientist responsible for these experiments is currently in hiding.(https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612458/exclusive-chinese-scientists-are-creating-crispr-babies/)

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* A low tech variant. In China and India its it's popular in working class groups to simply use ultra sound ultrasound to determine the baby's gender and abort it and try again if its it's a female. This is because female children are not required to support their parents when they get married and stay in their husband's household, leaving people with sole daughters financially unstable later in life. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Keep in mind that this is a very controversial practice]].
* And now it has become a reality, Scientists in China have successfully eliminated rendering the twins resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera. Unfortunately the fears of many transhumanism sceptics appear to have been realized as the experiment faces widespread condemnation. Its ethicacy is ethics are in serious doubt and little is know known about what longterm side effects these twins may eventually face. The scientist responsible for these experiments is currently in hiding.(https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612458/exclusive-chinese-scientists-are-creating-crispr-babies/)


* And now it has become a reality, Scientists in China have successfully eliminated rendering the twins resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera. (https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612458/exclusive-chinese-scientists-are-creating-crispr-babies/)

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* And now it has become a reality, Scientists in China have successfully eliminated rendering the twins resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera. Unfortunately the fears of many transhumanism sceptics appear to have been realized as the experiment faces widespread condemnation. Its ethicacy is in serious doubt and little is know about what longterm side effects these twins may eventually face. The scientist responsible for these experiments is currently in hiding.(https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612458/exclusive-chinese-scientists-are-creating-crispr-babies/)


* Both Serafina and Henriette in ''Fanfic/PanopticonQuest'' are these. They're also common in the Technocracy of ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' in general.


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* The superiors, tweaks, splices/rianths and most nearbaselines in ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' were created through generations of germline genetic engineering. Since it's been going on for thousands of years now, it's regarded as normal and no one has any problem with it - indeed, almost no true completely unmodified baseline humans are around any more.
* All Coalition (Ourkind) soldiers are created this way in ''Literature/UnlikelyEden''.
* According to [[http://www.futuretimeline.net/ FutureTimeline.net]] this may be possible by [[http://www.futuretimeline.net/21stcentury/2050-2059.htm#designer-babies 2053.]] They even use the trope name.
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* The superiors, tweaks, splices/rianths and most nearbaselines in ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' were created through generations of germline genetic engineering. Since it's been going on for thousands of years now, it's regarded as normal and no one has any problem with it - indeed, almost no true completely unmodified baseline humans are around any more.
* All Coalition (Ourkind) soldiers are created this way in ''Literature/UnlikelyEden''.
* According to [[http://www.futuretimeline.net/ FutureTimeline.net]] this may be possible by [[http://www.futuretimeline.net/21stcentury/2050-2059.htm#designer-babies 2053.]] They even use the trope name.
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* In ''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.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'', it's eventually revealed that the various PettingZooPeople {{Beast M|an}}en 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.above, making them more {{Funny Animal}}s. Their ancestors were all grown in the titular jars by the human scientists.


** Even the Bene Gesserit, an all-female group obsessed with breeding programs, will only use natural methods of impregnation, to the point of forcing the openly-gay Baron Harkonnen to have sex with one of them. This gets ludicrous when they're worried that bloodlines may die out when all they'd have to do is obtain sperm samples and keep those in nullentropy capsules to use in worst-case scenarios. These women claim to be entirely rational (they despise love because it clouds reasoning) but refuse to break irrational taboos. In fact, the only time this is broken is by one of them who does it ''out of love''. Tessia offers to impregnate herself with Rhombur Vernius's half-brother's preserved semen, as Rhombur himself is unable to have children.

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** Even the Bene Gesserit, an all-female group obsessed with breeding programs, will only use natural methods of impregnation, to the point of forcing the openly-gay Baron Harkonnen to have sex with one of them. This gets ludicrous when they're worried that bloodlines may die out when all they'd have to do is obtain sperm samples and keep those in nullentropy capsules to use in worst-case scenarios. These women claim to be entirely rational (they despise love because it clouds reasoning) but refuse to break irrational taboos. In fact, the only time this is broken is by one of them who does it ''out of love''. Tessia offers to impregnate herself with Rhombur Vernius's Vernius' half-brother's preserved semen, as Rhombur himself is unable to have children.



** The Time Lords as well if you consider TheExpandedUniverse Canon. It reveals that Time Lords have been inflicted a species-wide Infertility curse by magical Queen who was overthrown by Rassilon. So the Time Lords avoided extinction with by using this, even when the curse wears off. Mind you its not like they can have sex, its because that they have been using this trope for so long they decided to avoid the whole pregnancy process when you can get an instant baby.

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** The Time Lords as well if you consider TheExpandedUniverse the ExpandedUniverse Canon. It reveals that Time Lords have been inflicted a species-wide Infertility curse by magical Queen who was overthrown by Rassilon. So the Time Lords avoided extinction with by using this, even when the curse wears off. Mind you its not like they can have sex, its because that they have been using this trope for so long they decided to avoid the whole pregnancy process when you can get an instant baby.



* ''InTheYear2525''.
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* ''InTheYear2525''.
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* A low tech variant. In China and India its popular in working class groups to simply use ultra sound to determine the baby's gender and abort it and try again if its a female. This is because female children are not required to support their parents when they get married and stay in their husband's household, leaving people with sole daughters financially unstable later in life. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Keep in mind that this is a very controversial practice]]
* And now it has become a reality, Scientists in China have successfully eliminated rendering the twins resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera.(https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612458/exclusive-chinese-scientists-are-creating-crispr-babies/)

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* A low tech variant. In China and India its popular in working class groups to simply use ultra sound to determine the baby's gender and abort it and try again if its a female. This is because female children are not required to support their parents when they get married and stay in their husband's household, leaving people with sole daughters financially unstable later in life. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Keep in mind that this is a very controversial practice]]
practice]].
* And now it has become a reality, Scientists in China have successfully eliminated rendering the twins resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera. (https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612458/exclusive-chinese-scientists-are-creating-crispr-babies/)


* In ''Series/Legacies'' one of the main characters, Landon Kirby, is revealed to be a result of his father's millennia-long quest of creating the perfect son. Partially crafted from the DNA his father, [[spoiler:Malivore]], has absorbed over time and born to a human mother, Landon is what all his half-siblings failed to be before him; flawless, immortal and capable of continuing the bloodline.

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* In ''Series/Legacies'' ''Series/{{Legacies}}'', one of the main characters, Landon Kirby, is revealed to be a result of his father's millennia-long quest of creating the perfect son. Partially crafted from the DNA his father, [[spoiler:Malivore]], has absorbed over time and born to a human mother, Landon is what all his half-siblings failed to be before him; flawless, immortal and capable of continuing the bloodline.

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