"The genetic lines are always in our records," she said.
We might, for example, have wanted to breed her to a close relative to set up a dominant in some genetic trait.
He glanced at Feyd-Rautha, noting his nephew’s lips, the full and pouting look of them, the Harkonnen genetic marker, now twisted slightly in amusement.
It’s in the bloodstream — the urge to mingle genetic strains without plan.
She was suddenly caught by the idea of genetic traces in her son’s features—her lines in eyes and facial outline, but sharp touches of the father peering through that outline like maturity emerging from childhood.
They were all caught up in the need of their race to renew its scattered inheritance, to cross and mingle and infuse their bloodlines in a great new pooling of genes.
But it was for the genetic purposes of the Bene Gesserit, by one of you.
The daughter the Bene Gesserit wanted—it wasn’t to end the old Atreides-Harkonnen feud, but to fix some genetic factor in their lines.
That was Count Hasimir Fenring, the genetic-eunuch and one of the deadliest fighters in the Imperium.
She could wait with her sisters — ninety generations for the proper combination of genes and environment to produce the one person their schemes required.
A genetic-eunuch …. and a killer.
The race of humans had felt its own dormancy, sensed itself grown stale and knew now only the need to experience turmoil in which the genes would mingle and the strong new mixtures survive.
This is the label applied by the Bene Gesserit to the unknown for which they sought a genetic solution: a male Bene Gesserit whose organic mental powers would bridge space and time.
Fenring was one of the might-have-beens, an almost Kwisatz Haderach, crippled by a flaw in the genetic pattern — a eunuch, his talent concentrated into furtiveness and inner seclusion.
There are no more uses of "gene" in the book.
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The gene determines hair color.
Half the genes come from the father and half from the mother.