Using RNA and other gene tweaking techniques to knock out the p21 gene allowing for advanced healing
edited September 2015 in Genetic and biology based mods
hello! im new to this lovely forum of biohacker's and the like and wondering if anybody belive's it to be possible to knock out a gene such as p21? p21 is a gene responsible for a few things though when there is a lack of it, or something that inhibits it it will allow for more advanced healing in mice eg, being able to regenerate punched ear holes, toes and very likely limbs to some extent (at the risk of having a cancer grow faster with it going unregulated, however it seems that having a lack of the gene/having it inhibited direct's more cells to apoptosis (cell suicide of negative cells) point being that there may be no need to worry about the advanced growth of cancerous cells due to this factor). my point being is that i was wondering if anyone would be able to remove or knock out that gene in a human for the same healing effect? would this be done through rna interfernace? a virus containing the mutation? crispr? point mutations? is this even possible?
another simple question : if this is possible, would this require a full blown lab or would there be some other way to do it such as having my dna sent in somehow or something idk (asking as i currently have no access to a lab or any way at all to test my theory, even though i really want to test it :/)
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