NationStates Jolt Archive

genetic researchers are banned...

15-09-2003, 10:38
after deciding against a cloning issue i get the abov message in my states description. although current cloning techniques rely on implanting DNA from the organism being cloned into a host egg cell with its own DNA removed, i feel cloning has a profound difference from genetic modification. i suggest if you wish to put the 2 together, that there is another option in the issue decision allowing an in bewteen approach. otherwise we could have a separate issue of GM.

or maybe a pesticides/gm/organic selection as an griculture/environment issue. i dunno how complex the nationstates model is but i think agriculture and trade should be important to the population capacity each state can hold and whether their starving or healthy or living conditions are good.

personally im against cloning as i am skeptical of clonings mis/uses but i can see benefits to genetic modification (we wouldnt be able to produce human insulin from GM bacterias) as long as its not to monopolise markets like agriculture and is researched under strict testing and safe conditions.
15-09-2003, 12:37
Re-reading the issue, I think you're right. Do you think it would be OK if it said "Cloning Researchers" instead?

15-09-2003, 23:27
yeah that would be the easiest way. itd be nice for a GM issue to be added some time as its a major issue in world today