Originally Posted by Cephalic Trauma
Yeah, except for the powerful "may allow your descendants to live much, much longer" claim, no specific claim was made.
And yes, I am aware that those have been done. Unfortunately, we are more complex than a plant, e coli, etc. despite similar regions of our genome. Gene therapy for us has been inching toward progressive treatments, and has been met with some disappointing obstacles in humans.
We can't even begin to fathom the claim you made at this point in gene therapy research.
"One day could allow". That's my claim. Nothing more. You're welcome to continue to dispute what you think I meant beyond that. But to say that we can't fathom that cellular differentiation processes might one day play a part in human longevity falls rather short of the truth. We're already doing what others said couldn't be fathomed just decades ago.