Iska fidgeted nervously, adjusting her collar before approaching the receptionist. Here goes everything. She inhaled deeply. Just think! Soon I'll be able to cast magic! "Umm... Hello? I'm Iska Valix, I was the University scholarship winner for the Attunement Gene Therapy?" The receptionist smiled back kindly, passing her a datapad. "Congratulations! If you'd just fill out these details for the Zokinetic Surgeon to review, and I'll get you set up with a consult so we can work out your customized genetics plan." Iska accepted the offered data pad, skimming the questions. "This is a lot of information." "When altering genetics, if it's not done right it can lead to a lot of problems." The receptionist laughed. "Don't worry, we've been doing this a long time. But that's why we ask all the questions, to make sure we don't overlook anything." She pointed to a comfortable looking chair in the far corner. "Take your time. Let me know if you have any questions." Iska shifted her weight, eying the chair in the corner. "Is it really like everyone says?" "And more! You'll have so many new opportunities. It will take time but..." The receptionist paused. "Well, I hope you're ready. Because we're about to change your life."A specialized branch of Zokinesis, Gene Therapy allows for the alteration of an individual's genome, tweaking their own genetics to provide additional abilities or eliminate undesired traits or physical conditions. Due to the nature of Zokinesis any alterations made in this manner are less likely to be passed to their immediate offspring through normal reproduction. For large changes to one's genome, or to increase the odds of genetic inheritance, it is recommended the potential patient instead commission a customized Reconstruction Clone.
Access & Availability
An individual's access to gene therapy treatments relies heavily upon the local planetary technology, their financials, and whether or not they are able to obtain a grant from an employer or humanitarian organization.