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"We were essentially being shell-shocked by rapid change. That was one of the things you needed science-fiction writers for back in the Sixties, because we could cope with the future."
- Peter Watts

Specific Gene Weapon  
  An organic or inorganic weapon aimed at a specific genetic population.  

Mannichon despaired of making a significant contribution to science, being stuck in the Detergents and Solvents division.

The tests went on methodically. The 500 yellow mice duly succumbed. A yellow Afghan win an illustrious pedigree, bought at great expense, lasted less than an hour after lapping up several drops of Mannichon's solution in a bowl of milk, while a black-and-white mongrel liberated from the pound for three dollars barked happily for two days after sharing the same meal. Dead goldfish lay by the hundreds in Tageka's refrigerators and the yellow-bottomed babboon, after showing deep affection for Tageka, tolerance for Crocket and a desire to murder Mannichon, was laid to rest only ten minutes after its relevant parts had been laved in a purposely weakened variant of the solution...

"We've gone just about as far as necessary with the lower orders," Tageka Kyh said. "The next experiment suggests itself inevitably."

Technovelgy from The Mannichon Solution, by Irwin Shaw.
Published by Playboy in 1967
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