- "Genome colony" is all over the script of the episode, but it is also mentioned in dialogue by Captain Picard: Captain's log, stardate 45472.8. Commander La Forge and Hannah Bates of the Genome Colony have spent nearly three days trying to find a way to adjust the path of the approaching core fragment." and by Aaron Conor: "Captain Picard has decided to grant transport to any individuals who wish to leave Genome Colony.".
- As to the founding date of the colony. The year is not explicitly stated, Martin Benbeck once mentions: It would destroy everything we've worked for two centuries to accomplish... and Hannah Bates says: All of us in this colony might as well have been living in the dark ages. It's like we're the victims of a two hundred-year-old joke. This episode is set in 2368 so that is were the founding date of 2168 is from. --Jörg 09:59, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Jörg for your research! So I'll remove 2168 as an exact date. Late 22nd century is all we know. Since "Genome colony" was mentioned independetly from Moab IV we better keep the two seperate articles. Dougherty out. --BlueMars 11:16, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
Selective Breeding vs Engineered Edit
The Genome colony population was designed through selective breeding, not genetic engineering. Troi says "All have you been selectively bred? Your DNA patterns chosen?" Conner specifically states "Yes eight generations". This is not Genetic Engineering like the Eugenics Wars Augments built chromosome by chromosome, they are more akin to breeding a specific line of dairy cattle or white roses.
--126.96.36.199 13:48, May 30, 2014 (UTC)
- "DNA patterns chosen" suggests to me that some sort of genetic engineering was involved. Further, their genes were designed for them to fill specific roles.