Pumping
Cheap genetic augmentation process which involves the nearbaseline "pumping" eir genome with su templates that they become almost-su, but without the integral cohesion, talent and ability of the su.

Such pseudo-superiors - variously called psuuds, suddies, or sooboos - generally develop mild to (occasionally) severe physical and psychological dysfunction due to the fact that their new traits do not necessarily integrate well with each other or their old traits. Not having the ability to rectify the problem, or the resources to employ someone who can, they add to the human refuse pile of galactic civilization, some even ending up in sewerslums and other uncivilized free zones rather than submit to a painful process of genome flushing.
 
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 19 December 2001.