Full record for gengineering n.

Definition =genetic engineering
OED requirements antedating 1985
Earliest cite Edward Llewellyn, "The Lords of Creation"
Comment Added to the OED in June 2008, with a first publication date of 1987

Adam Buchbinder submitted a citation from Edward Llewellyn's "The Lords of Creation" (Analog, March 1985)

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Citations for gengineering n.

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1985 E. Llewellyn Lords of Creation in Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Mar. 115/1 Gengineering–I thought it was crossbreeding crops. But a people who could build starships could engineer genes. Produce a desired pattern. A High Human pattern. Stamp in a curiosity-block. And an unquestioning Faith.
1993 J. Brosnan Opoponax Invasion (1994) 188 Apart from gengineering they also excelled in computer technology and there they took another turning so far avoid by humanity ? they eventually constructed biological computers.
1998 Interzone Nov. 9/2 The original colonists had undergone extensive gengineering to adapt them to microgravity.
1999 V. Vinge Deepness in Sky lxiv. 573 Despite ancient drugs and millennia of gengineering, the full pull of planetary gravity was a constant, debilitating distraction.