Lots of countries got into genetics, in the early days of it, but we've learned a lot, since then, and one thing geneticists have learned is "don't mess with weaponising virals".
Rage wrote:China did. France did, we have such a lab in the area of Lyon
AFAIK, the US still allows genetic sequence patenting, but that and eugenics are another thing -- as different from weaponising viruses as network administration is from coding in VB.
Rage wrote:We had to pass a law for avoiding patents on biological livings and to stop gene manipulations or eugenics
A much beloved concept in Sci-Fi, movies, and comics, but again, it could only be carried out by a totalitarian government, where the "Great Leader" is an object of worship.
Rage wrote:These leads inexorably to human beings being transformed into men with no fear and no brain (so the perfect soldier).
Fake news, I'm afraid, disseminated by rags like the Daily Mail. The proper docs show that they cloned stem cells from human embryos -- for medical purposes, like growing organs for transplant, and what have you. Again, chalk to bioweapons' cheese.
Rage wrote:China even cloned a human being already.
"You use bioweapons and we'll nuke you" is also a feasible deterrent.
Rage wrote:Deterrence does not rely on killing others and controlling so that you are not touched by it, it relies on telling the others that there is nothing to win by attacking since nobody would survive at all.
Sure, in dictionaries and encyclopaedias (the only instance of it that I've heard of was carried out by US citizens on US citizens), but bioterrorism is just biowarfare carried out by a tiny army. They don't manufacture new viruses -- it's easier to make pipe bombs or fill bags with salomonella-infected slurry than splice bits of virus together.
Rage wrote:Plus bioterrorism is already a thing.[^]
Well, TBH, I wouldn't look to China for that kind of thing at all; it's not their way (China never bothered trying hard to win wars, because any victorious invaders just became Chinese), and they're not a totalitarian government.
Rage wrote:this does not mean that nobody is developing some nasty things in an organized way and sponsored by goverments.
North Korea, maybe, but Fatty Kim III seems to prefer playing with ballistics. If Hungary and Brazil keep going they way they're going, they could be added to the list -- as could the US, somewhat surprisingly, if a certain-coloured person has his way and tears up half of the bill of rights and achieves his objective of making himself ruler for life.
A national leader you may be familiar with managed to achieve the same objectives in the 1930s, also with populist support, in another country that thought its democracy was unassailable.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!