"Lineage Factor" may be referencing Gregor Mendel's experiments with pea plants, which at the time he showed traits were deterministicly passed by 'factors' which we now call genes.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~ next time!
I think it's too tenuous a link to say that this is referencing Mendelian inheritance. Genetic modification only started in the 70s, and that's much closer to what this is.
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