Pro-genetic engineering activist group, late information era.
The Genetic Independents supported the idea that all humans should have the right to modify their own DNA arbitrarily, using whatever means available. Partially morphological rights supporters, partially genehackers, the Independents were the sworn enemies of luddite groups and genetic property right advocates. In many cases the Independents were behind practical jokes or sabotage against such groups, as well as the spread of classified genetic information and technology on the net and in the underground economy.
Over time their genetic capabilities developed, producing many more or less altered members. Several actions in support for both provolves and genetically modified humans gave them a broad and complex ally network. It grew into a politically significant network in Earth and Cislunar space during the early Interplanetary Era, before being absorbed by the Genetekker ideology.
Genentics - Text by Anders Sandberg Genetekkerese dialect, developed as part of the family historicism of the 2000's. Commonly spoken by Genen, official language on Frog's Head. Part of the Genetekkerese family of languages. Contains elements of Anglic, Arabic and Esperanto.
Genetekker Vehicle Buddhism - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Interplanetary age Genetekker development of Vajrayana/Buddhist Tantra that rejects the asceticism of orthodox Buddhism. First appeared in habitats around Jupiter in the Gengineer Republic. It still has a small following among a few Genetekker-descended groups in the Sol System and a few other old core worlds.
Genetics - Text by M. Alan Kazlev The study of heredity, genes, and the genome, both terragen and alien (this latter is sometimes called xenogenetics). Includes also the mapping of the genotype with the phenotype, simulation of past and future inheritance and evolutionary paths, and the basic theory behind gengineering.
Genotype - Text by M. Alan Kazlev; additions by Stephen Inniss Hereditary constitution of an individual; its genome (or equivalent, in artificial neumann-capable organisms or in xenobionts). Contrast with phenotype.
Genotypic Augmentation - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Modification or augmentation that effects only the genotype of the gametes and descendants of an organism. Genotypic augmentation is biological or genetic modification or augmentation that effects only the genotype of the gametes and descendants of an organism. It does not alter the characteristics of the user, or of clones from the user's somatic cells, but it does modify that of all of the user's offspring. Contrast with phenotypic augmentation.