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At Biology in Science Fiction, the definition of biopunk, a.k.a. ribofunk:

With the advent of the Human Genome Project and greater focus on biotechnology in the media in the 1990s, there was a natural evolution [from cyberpunk] to stories where it was DNA that was hacked, rather than computer networks. Such stories have been dubbed by some “biopunk” or the catchier “ribofunk”, a term invented by Paul Di Filippo.