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OMEGA Genetics and
A study in comparative anatomical structure
By Elizabeth Marder Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
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Addendum: New Genetic Discoveries (Written 4/12/89)
When the first true examples of Omega powers began to develop in the mid thirties (And when I say true examples, I mean only that for the first time these abilities were seriously studied, not that they originated at this time.) those in the medical professions were perhaps the most thrown. After all, the human animal was not supposed to be able to do these things. And so, as was inevitable, science and the experimental method was applied to these phenomenon as rigorously as possible throughout the 1940's, 50's and 60's. Unfortunately, the lack of subjects (The Omega was, and still is, lamentably rare.) and the inability to determine who was and was not one made the work very difficult.
Eventually, two discoveries (The work of Watson and Crick in Genetics and of Paul Jollet in Psionic Energy Detection) enabled tests to be devised. They only worked on Omegas who had already 'triggered', which seems to make the Omega, in some ways, analogious to some sort of infection (In that the genome of an unexpressed latent will not be detectable by any sort of test, yet somehow alters once the Omega is expressed. Infection by a virus seems a possibilty, although why it does not seem tranmittable by ANY form of contact and the lack of any sign of one in our most exhaustive testing make us keep cautious in our statements.) but they made it possible to at least know who was and was not an Omega.
And they led to this. While the Genetics of the Omega still escape us (Two people without any Omega powers, and no sign of anything abnormal in their physiologies, can produce an Omega. Omegas ALWAYS seem to produce Omegas with powers similar to their own, and sometimes these Omega offspring can 'trigger' AGAIN, gaining new abilities in the exchange, although this is still in the beginning stages of research.) we can at least determine when one is an active one by looking for radically altered (Yet still human) chromosones in them. Thus, we have developed the Vestin test, which by looking at the chromosones of a cell near Mitosis, we can determine whether the test subject is BH (Baseline Human) or OH (Omega Human). However, so far only Omegas who are the children of other Omegas will have the same Genotype. Why this is defies us.
However, anatomical study has yielded some great strides. There are certain baseline traits of the OH which are always there, no matter the abilities displayed BY the subject. These things are common, and in the 200+ subjects I have myself studied through either dissection or vivisection, they can all be found. With the Omega population so small, I fear that further research may be limited until such time as more are produced. However, if what I suspect is true, eventually we will ALL be Omegas. However this is occuring, it is spreading. Consider the following growth estimates:
1938: Worldwide OH population- 200
1948: Worldwide OH population- 1100
1958: Worldwide OH population- 2400
1968: Worldwide OH population- 3200
1978: Worldwide OH population- 4000
1988: Projected OH population- 8000
The population is growing, in sporadic rates of increase. I have projected the worldwide amounts of Omega Humans at the year 2000 at about 10,000 worldwide. With the attrition rate of Project: Pulse and other similar anti-Omega activities, we can still safely estimate that the 1988 estimate will be here by then. If allowed to breed with the BH population (And remember, there may be countless latent Omegas already IN it) they will eventually supplant it simply by spreading their genome through the pool.
On to what I have learned about their anatomy.
The Spine and Central Nervous
While the human brain and CNS are already most complex organs and very little is known about the totality of their function, there are a few structural changes in every Omega brain and CNS I have studied. Some Omegas, in fact, have many different structures to their brains and CNS, but the ones I will be mentioning here seem universal.
These differences mean that on average, an Omega has a greater degree of ability with processes that require quick neural activity. Also, some OH have the ability to 'set' their reflexes, or decide how they will operate, which seems connected to this brain/CNS structure.
This system changes very little in Omegas, unless their Omega has directly affected it. While they have a similar change in their Neurons, this has little overall effect save to offer for improvement in reaction time. However, almost all Omegas seem to possess at least the potential for great endurance, and I have noted a lower than BH production of fatigue poisons.
The Circulative System
I have noted no base changes in all Omegas in the Circulative System, save that it too benefits from the enhanced Neurons. While some OH have substantial differences here, these are not universal.
The Endocrine System
This system is altered in OH quite a bit. For starters, all of the glands are affected much the way the Pineal Gland is, being between 5-10% larger and much quicker. Also, they seem hardier, on average, than the same organs in BH. Another benefit that is not explainable through anatomic study is the simple ability most Omegas have of 'stressing' these systems in order to produce amounts of hormone FAR in excess of what a BH could.
The OH metabolism is faster than BH. This is a fact. The RATE of the metabolic process may be variable, but not the fact that any Omega will have at least a 10% increase in all metabolic processes. Also, they seem to heal faster and better, their white blood cells and T-cells responding more rapidly to infection and their endocrine and digestive systems speeding up the rebuilding process. (I have as yet been unable to determine the mitosis/meiosis rates for OH. They SEEM similar, but I suspect that they are capable of increasing in speed.) In short, the Omega has an efficent, rapid metabolism, which goes hand in hand with their increased Neural efficency and Endocrine output, explaining why some of them seem capable of inhuman feats despite having, on whole, negligible psi powers. (One example is the former chief of security at Dynamax Dallas, who had the Omega ability to make paper change color. However, by training and conditioning his Omega physique to an iron edge, he became capable of hand to hand and ranged combat to a level that seemed monstrous. His endocrine system especially aided him in that regard, as slide #102 will show.)
The Sensory processes
While some Omegas have enhanced sensory capacity, on the whole these are mainly unaltered.
The lungs of an OH show no more difference from a BH than individual varience would allow for. However, the OH do more with what their lungs bring in, as the Metabolic entry shows.
The Digestive System
Due to that impressive metabolic system, the OH need to digest more food than a BH of similar size and weight. Fortunately, they are 20% better at extracting nutrients from Organic Matter. The tissues lining their stomachs, intestines and livers are all slightly different from BH, containing an enzyme not present (And indeed, unknown to me) in BH systems. This enzyme seems to act as a secondary digestent, going to work on any matter that might not have yielded up all of the nutrition possible.
The Urogenital System
Save for the Kidney's having a similar 20% increase in efficency, and the testes/ovary of the OH being affected by their role in the Endocrine System, this is a fairly unaltered system. Omega births do not seem to be any easier, and they do not seem to be any more fecund.
Obviously, this is a very limited survey of the parameters of Omega Anatomy, but until such time as I can get access to more specimens, it is as far as I am willing to go in a summary paper. My raw data and findings should be attatched, as well as my personal and medical journals, and all documents pertaining to the actual dissection/vivisection process.
Elizabeth Marder Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
CC: Black Lab #1
Addendum: New Genetic Discoveries (Written 4/12/89)
"Two people without any Omega powers, and no sign of anything abnormal in their physiologies, can produce an Omega. Omegas ALWAYS seem to produce Omegas with powers similar to their own, and sometimes these Omega offspring can 'trigger' AGAIN, gaining new abilities in the exchange, although this is still in the beginning stages of research."
Apparently I should not have included this passage in the document, for it was indeed premature. New studies conducted by myself, Dr. Theobald, and data we have received from SIRECOM (Which presumably means Dr. Riley worked on it.) indicates that an Active, already triggered Omega may NOT produce Omega offspring. Simply put, the changes may or may not act as Dominant...sometimes, they seem to be recessive in one generation, only to develop Dominance in the next. I cannot account for this. Not only are we past Mendel, we are past post-Mendelian thought. However this mechanism works (And I suspect psi activity) it is beyond us at this time.
So, for now, I know practically NOTHING about the genetic structure of the Omega or of OH subjects. I am beginning to suspect that there is a structural parasite of some kind that I am missing...but I have no substantive data as yet. Hopefully, future research will produce an answer.
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