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“Understanding the intricacies of the genetic code”
Requires None
Leads to Gene Splicing, Secrets of the Human Brain
Beeline techs 1 (1)
Tech level Discover 1
Facility Recycling Tanks
Secret Project The Human Genome Project
Increases defense against genetic warfare
AI priority
Conquer: 0, Discover: 3, Build: 2, Explore: 2
We hold life to be sacred, but we also know the foundation of life

consists in a stream of codes not so different from the successive
frames of a watchvid. Why then cannot we cut one code short here, and
start another there? Is life so fragile that it can withstand no
tampering? Does the sacred brook no improvement?

—Chairman Sheng-ji Yang,
“Dynamics of Mind”

The alien environment on Planet brought a host of unforeseen health problems for the colonists. Early inquiries into Biogenetics center on the prevention and treatment of these problems. Researchers in this discipline seek an understanding of the entire genetic code.