Tag Archives: Genetic Engineering

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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Genemech Announces Bio-Security Incident and Confirms Release of Giant Death Bees

A press release authorised by Dr. Mackenzie Cooper, Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder Genemech, as provided by Paul Alex Gray Art by Luke Spooner FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VENUS SPRINGS, NEVADA, October 12th, 2019 /PRWorldWire Genemech (NYSE: GMNX) today announced a … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Mycologist

An essay by Maria Leticia Gonzalez Santos, as provided by Katherine Cowley Art by Liz Argall In my defense, I was trying to save the planet. A group of graduate students discovered a fungus in the Amazon that could digest … Continue reading

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The Hand of Fate

An essay by Dr. Darren Hinton, as provided by Stuart Webb Art by Luke Spooner Extract From The Very-Modern Prometheus By Dr. Darren Hinton. When I was a student and first started to study genetic engineering, I used to get … Continue reading

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