If you had lower telomerase activity, then you had a higher risk of Type2 Diabetes and all the changes associated with getting fat.
CRISPR-Cas is not like a human finding cutting and splicing an old fashioned movie reel…it depends on bacterial-derived micro-machines with an inherent error rate.
Craig Venter, the maverick yet mainstream scientist who pioneered the Human Genome Project and now the Craig Venter Institute has done it- he took real Mycoplasma bacterial DNA- uploaded it as info, then transcribed it into artificial DNA and put it into a bacterial shell. Presto! Artificial life that is self-reproducing.
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The premise of Self/less is that the brain’s consciousness is like a hard drive that can be used to store new information is interesting because it runs up against the failure of the ethically-challenged scientists to completely wipe the host body’s memories.