In this video, VSauce gets into the DNA-Techy meat of the most serious self-improvement question imaginable:
Forget the Deepak Chopra Aisle at the Barnes & Noble, -Can we make ourselves better or even Superhuman by using genetic alterations like in the game BioShock?
Well, the Michael Stevens-less host Jake Roper goes on with a little help from ASAPScience to ask those questions and find the supporting research on things like Speed, Strength and Smarts.
But since so many facets of medicine are STILL in their “It’s The Year 2000, where the hell are my flying cars?”-infancy,
The answer they reach appears both hopeful And unfortunately complicated.
(even if we do know from here you can grow new brain-cells without a shot.)
Typical Vsauce kookiness, and Worth a watch.
JUMP BONUS!: GLOW IN THE DARK CATS!
YT-Can You Genetically Enhance Yourself?, by VSauce3
Glow In The Dark Cats by Gyeongsang National University and Icanhascheezburger.com
• Wikipedia-Gene Therapy
• Harvard-Schwarzenegger Mice
• Marathon Mice
• SciAm-Doogie Mice