The Mesan Genetic Consultancy (MGC) was a genetic engineering company in Mesa. It performed services similar to those available in Beowulf. Critics sometimes mocked it as "the kinder, gentler face of Mesa."
MGC was among the most successful suppliers of genetic modifications needed by colonists on planets with extreme environments. However, it was tarred by association with the Mesan practice of genetic slavery, with some prospective clients repelled by moral concerns and a fear that their mods would be "contaminated" by those of Manpower Incorporated. Indeed, a significant amount of basic R&D underlying MGC's work originated in Manpower laboratories.