Centauri Genetics

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Centauri Genetics
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“Decipher Planet’s genetic code”
Requires Centauri Meditation, Retroviral Engineering
Leads to Centauri Psi
Unit Locusts of Chiron
Facility Brood Pit
Secret Project The Pholus Mutagen
+1 mineral production in fungus
AI priority
Conquer: 0, Discover: 2, Build: 0, Explore: 5
Remember, genes are not blueprints. This means you can’t, for example,

insert “the genes for an elephant’s trunk” into a giraffe and get a
giraffe with a trunk. There are no genes for trunks. What you can do
with genes is chemistry, since DNA codes for chemicals. For instance,
we can in theory splice the native plants’ talent for nitrogen fixation
into a terran plant.

—Academician Prokhor Zakharov,
“Nonlinear Genetics”

The first contacts with Planetary sentience during research on Centauri Meditation caused widespread excitement among the scientific community. They propose using new Retroviral Engineering techniques to unravel Centauri Genetics—the structural blueprint of native organisms.