I’ve been reading books of old

The legends and the myths

Achilles and his gold

Hercules and his gifts

Spiderman’s control

And Batman with his fists

And clearly I don’t see myself upon that list

But he said, where’d you wanna go?

How much you wanna risk?

I’m not looking for somebody

With some superhuman gifts

Some superhero

Some fairytale bliss

Just something I can turn to

Somebody I can hug

I want something just like this

I want to you be healthy, stay with me for another 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years…

I’ve been reading books of old

The legends and the myths

The testaments they told

The moon and its eclipse

And Superman unrolls

A suit before he lifts

But I’m not the kind of person that it fits

She said, where’d you wanna go?

How much you wanna risk?

I’m not looking for somebody

With some superhuman gifts

Some superhero

Some fairytale bliss

Just something I can turn to

Somebody I can hug

I want something just like this

I want to you be healthy, stay with me for another 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years…


I read the news from AP and totally angry. It is a shaming day for all Chinese biomedical science researchers. CRISPR is still a premature technology to edit cell genes. HE Jiankui needs to pay the price for what he did, I don’t want to see he escaped from sanctions of the law!

It is a pure business show, men in the project had HIV but women did not, there are simple ways to keep men from infecting offspring that do not involve altering genes. The only purpose I can see is that HE and his team want to test editing, some wealthy (with HIV) will buy his work to help them edit disease genes for their offspring in the future. HE cheated to get the experiment ethical permit from the government. The painful costs was paid by the participants, twin girls, all Chinese biomedical science researchers, and China, but guess who will get the benefit?

CCR5

After take a look at his gene edit result 1, I strongly think he needs to spend the rest of his life in prison. One copy of CCR5 was not knocked out, no function loss for this baby in CCR5, except the unknown potential risk of off-target. This baby still was born, she may be the control group in this experiment. I feel so sad about that.

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Happy Chinese new year!

Best wishes to all my friends in the new year (year of dog, 2018)


The new year will coming in few hours. 2018 will become very important year for me. I became more mature and responsible in the end of 2017. In 2018, I need to decide if I could move to some place to continue my research career or give up it, and find another kind of job (to become a programmer or data scientist again).

I want to focus on few of research fields and study deeply. My personal goal for the coming year is to finish all my previous unfinished personal projects, such as write learn R plot guide, learn more about javascript, write some thing about statistical test (I feel some of my scientist friends don’t know why and how to do hypothesis test). I will keep writing posts on my English blog.

In 2017, my colleague and I didn’t finish reading 1984, I also didn’t have enough time to learn Portuguese, I feel my English speaking and grammar even worse than before lol… But all these things will be better in the coming new year.


I’m switching my blog title from biology to biomedical science.

TBC.