For questions about the fictitious in-universe genetic engineering found in works of speculative fiction. Questions purely concerning real-world genetic engineering are off-topic.

Use this tag if your question is about the fictional genetic engineering found in the universe of a work of science fiction or fantasy. Note that this site is about fiction, not about real-world genetic engineering. Expect answers based on internal consistency or author fiat (‘Word of God’).

If your question is about:

  • how the in-universe genetic engineering relates to real-world genetic engineering, ask here, but do not necessarily expect answers from experts on real-world genetic engineering.
  • real-world genetic engineering, your question is off-topic here. You might consider asking on the Biology Stack Exchange.

Please see this discussion thread for more detail about our policy on science questions.

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