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- medical science hasn't developed a cure-all yet. Probably never will. Microbial life adapts too quickly to any solution for them to be permanent
- outright eradication has never worked before. There's always someone keeping a stock of supposedly wiped-out epidemic-causing diseases around. Largely for research purposes
- what's changed, though, is the treatment of injuries and certain base diseases, along with some STDs
- loss of limbs or organs obviously drives prosthetics and augmentation industry, as well as Clank production

Medi-Gel
- eutectic components used to speed up scarification and healing and to provide air-tight and antiseptic seals for small injuries
- can be applied in bigger "slabs" to temporarily close off gaping wounds and prevent infection

- household use feels like using a soap dispenser, medical use can involve using hypodermic needles and sprays

Gene Therapy
- susceptibility to develop congenital defects is usually corrected in vitro, now
- covers most problems related to limb or spine formation or problems with skull formation
- usually involves giving the foetus a full coverage of basic antibodies
- unless there's serious problems coming from editing the associated gene, allergy to cats or dogs is usually stamped out as well

- only legally authorized to stamp out problematic or life-threatening conditions, but Black Clinics on Paradise can add stuff and have those additions declared as "unforeseen" mutations

Prosthetics
- movement fidelity has *immensely* increased
- prosthetics and implants are designed to interface directly with severed nerves. Hand and arm replacements carry sensitive surfaces for replicating the sense of being touched, for instance
- simple reproduction of capabilities requires nothing else. User's bio-electrical field will be enough to drive the implant. Hidden weapons will require more power
- additional power is usually provided by the user through food

- no legal way to obtain weaponized or boosted limbs. Army veterans can keep the basic frame of their prosthetics, but any stow-away weaponry is either removed or disabled
- of course, there's illegal ways to recover or keep your weaponry... See Frank's

Implants
- usually used to supplement functional, if failing organs. Heart, lungs, liver, kidneys can be entirely replaced with cybernetic equivalents. Eyes are still too complex. Grayscale light sensors are the best vision surrogate available

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