Nope I take the virus thing back I misinterpreted the back story..
This is a long read lol
This is what I truly believe what is going on. Humans created the artificial HNA. But the HNA. Could not be stabilized, until these monsters started appearing which were made up of stabilized HNA.
Cmet had Kala work on samples of the monsters and were told it was nudibranch samples. What she discovered was that they were made up of HNA and that they seem to have been stabilized by some interaction with Patterson tech. This is why she said that whatever created these creatures can do what we do.
Basically its because the HNA was inadvertently stabilized by some natural way by Patterson tech. And patterson tech that was created by humans. So humans are half at fault for the monsters
So now she know that Patterson tech can some how stabilize HNA naturally on its own. So she requested lots of bohrium which I'm sure patterson tech runs on, so she can try to recreate stabilization of HNA using Patterson tech.
But all her attempts felled, until she realize that even though monsters don't have a cerebral cortex they seem to be sentient. Basically having a cerbral cortex means that you have a consciousness. All mammals have them and the bigger they are the more developed a brain is. Like humans.
So basically Kala thinks she's cracked it for HNA to become stabilized it needs a consciousness. So this is why she started thinking maybe she should try to inject her self to see if it will stabilize it.
So basically all HNA needs to become stable is a host with a consciousness. Now monsters don't have a cerebral cortex so how are they sentient? And seem to have a consciousness.
This can be explained by a real world theory. Consciousness with out a cerebral cortex, there's is studies that say that its possible for some organism with out a cerebral cortex to have a conscious and be sentient.
There are bacteria that are theorize to have a conscious and are sentient. So I thinking that some how HNA bonded with a alien bacteria naturally with the help off Patterson tech side effects.
So basically HNA + DNA + consciousness + Patterson tech = monsters