What defines a human being in a future world of genetic manipulation? What values are we willing to relinquish for the sake of scientific progress and medical advancement? Answers to these questions are explored in Release, a classic love story of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy finds girl. Except in this world, the characters have been genetically designed to assist ordinary humans solve complex problems and overcome diseases. The male release is an older model -- jaded but still open to an emotional connection; the female release is a newer version -- physically stronger, far more intelligent, but unknowlingly flawed. An intermediary tries to dissolve their burgeoning relationship because of the intellectual and emotional gulf between them. What follows is a struggle to determine one's own identity and destiny. As Stephen Hawking wrote in The Universe In A Nutshell: "My intention is not to defend human engineering as a desirable development, but just to say it is likely to happen whether we want it or not."