The Gene Bomb was a device secretly created by a low caste of the Dominators in the Alien Alliance during Invasion! to negate the effects of the metagene and disable the powers of dormant and active metahumans. This effect was never truly desired by the rogue insurgents' superiors, as they wished to harvest the genetic anomaly for their own ends. When the Gene Bomb was detonated, however, the active metahumans were only depowered temporarily. Furthermore, it had the after-effect of jump-starting latent metagenes within a small number of humans across the earth.
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