Tag Archives: Genetic Engineering

Fiction: The Experiment Meets Certain Doom

An essay by Experiment 105, as related by Deborah L. Davitt Art by Luke Spooner I looked up from inside my cage as the skylight of the laboratory opened, and blinked. A swarm of insects poured through the opening, coalescing … Continue reading

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Fiction: Disinhibited

An excerpt from the journals of Combat Search & Rescue Consultant Lana McGee, as provided by Myna Chang Art by Luke Spooner Don’t call me a mercenary. Those guys are pricks. Kidnappers and murderers, the lot of them. I’m not … Continue reading

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Fiction: Patent THIS

From the self-published 49-page masterpiece Beer and Bioelectronics: Memoirs (Plural) of a Part-time Science Bro, by Dr. Toomani Katzenstuff. Excerpted by Zandra Renwick Art by Leigh Legler “Chaaaaarlie!” I bellowed, thundering up from the yard, brandishing the potato overhead like an … Continue reading

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Fiction: Announcing Genemech’s School for The Future–a revolution in education

A note from Genemech CEO Maximilian Benetton, as provided by Paul Alex Gray Art by America Jones Twenty years ago, I used genetically modified killer bees to wrest control of Genemech. I freed the company from the constraints of unambitious … Continue reading

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Fiction: Quietly Goes the Mix Tape

An essay by Dr. Marie Randall, as provided by Willow Croft Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye The quiet is the worst. The silence that is not silence, broken up by jangling keys, someone screaming, the endless stomping of feet up and … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Correcting a Photosynthetic Glitch

Plants have gotten too good at photosynthesis, resulting in poorer crop yields, particularly in hotter weather. As climate change drives temperatures higher in parts of the world, scientists are working on a way to engineer a shortcut for plants so … Continue reading

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More Genetic Engineering Reads

If you enjoyed our Monday story about genetic engineering, here are a few more stories you might like! “Genemech Announces Bio-Security Incident and Confirms Release of Giant Death Bees” by Paul Alex Gray (more mutated insects!) “The Hand of Fate” … Continue reading

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Project Calyptra

An account by an anonymous former contract worker, as provided by Rick Tobin Art by Leigh Legler Leaked Inter-Agency Memorandum: Correspondence of Manager Edward Simpson to Director P. Wallace Tyler of January 8, 2019 To: Dr. P. Wallace Tyler, Director … Continue reading

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Missed Connections: Creature Seeking Creator

Correspondence initiated by Unclassified Sample 38267, as provided by Julia K. Patt Art by Leigh Legler Are you there, Professor? It’s me, Unclassified. You: A brilliant but ostracized xenobiologist, recently denied tenure from a prestigious university. Me: The beaker of extraterrestrial … Continue reading

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Gray Eye Shuffle

An essay by Othello Maxwell, as provided by Brandon Nolta Art by Leigh Legler She looked like the kind of woman for whom doors opened. Tall, hair so black it absorbed the light, her body a pillar of muscle, she strode with … Continue reading

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