Genetic Tinkering after Astronomical Catastrophe

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

There is considerable controversy today arising from genetic tinkering. There is fear amongst the public regarding GMOs (genetically modified organisms). It is a common occurrence to see newspaper stories about farm-bred fish that grow many times faster than wild counterparts, about food crops that carry mutations to resist herbicides, or about tomatoes that have longer shelf-lives. As a consequence, the organic food industry gains ever-increasing market share, certain imported foods are banned, and labelling laws get strengthened.

Genetic modification offers many benefits. Most promising: mosquito reproductive systems can be altered so that females lay unfertilized eggs, and entire generations of a pest are never born. That seems like a good way to eliminate the spread of malaria and other insect-borne diseases. But there are fears that beneficial creatures might also be interrupted, with unknown consequences.

Issues from genetic tinkering would still be of concern, even after a massive “dinosaur killer.” Though, such concerns would be less compelling during restoration of the Planet. My book, Adam’s Pouched Lion, does not ignore the dangers from genetic interventions. Indeed, a major portion of the story concerns tinkering with virus DNA. I won’t spoil my plot here, but it is easy to imagine the worst consequences from playing god with viruses.

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In Book IV of Adam’s Chronicles Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to restore animals and plants—and mankind itself—has been expanded to include bringing back certain mammals that went extinct much earlier.

Adam Boatwright worries about the future. The long-lived geneticist wants a world with a small human footprint. But he also wants to compensate for the earlier ruin people brought. His ambitious goal is improving the planet’s platform for future evolution. In doing so he has reversed extinctions, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. In the works are bringing back long-dead keystone Australian predators: Tasmanian tiger-wolves and marsupial lions.

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The Adam’s Chronicles Series

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Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.

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All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

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