Sao Paulo is home to the Rictor Beniton Research Centre, once home to Dr. Rictor Beniton, creator of the Mesh procedure and one of 2280’s leading genetic research firms. The Centre has become the heart of Sao Paulo university and a hotbed for both pioneering research and violent protest. The Centre has been targeted numerous times by radical anti-genetic-research activists who bombed the building twice and attacked several scientists and students. Over the last few years, security around the centre has become almost impenetrable, as the city has worked to solidify its position as a global centre for cutting edge genetic research and engineering (4.2.5).