What's stopping me from editing my own genome?
Well, firstly I'm a dumbass when it comes to biology, It takes years when going from the average joe understanding of how this stuff works to being capable of safely and reliably carrying out such procedures and I just didn't manage to get there yet, so bear with me.
But why can't I simply transfect something like a myostatin knock-out globally across my skeletal muscle myofibrils?
There's a kit here and it only costs half as much as my motorcycle:
Obviously It doesn't work like that, I can't just buy a cool DIY gene editing kit that comes with step-by-step instructions and expect to now have twice the lean muscle mass potential since if it were that easy and simple everyone would be doing it.
(so it can't work like that at all or at least if it somehow does then It must probably have some mild side effects like heart hypertrophy or y'know, cancer.)
So can someone please summarise how one would currently do something like that?
Thanks for reading and wish y'all a nice day!