Chapter 454: Impoverished Researcher (Part One)

Professor Koman was a biochemical researcher, and the M Nation was a land that wasn’t afraid of its inhabitants having some idea, but was afraid of you having no ideas or imagination.

As an imaginative scholar, he was in the best place on Earth for someone to pay for his idea and fund him as he brings the idea to reality. 

But, Koman’s bio-experimental research had already discouraged three major investors from continuing their funding, and his laboratory had to be disbanded because he no longer had any money.

Over the years, he probably already burned through a couple hundreds of millions, yet his research still couldn’t show any returns for his investors. Not even a little. 

Ever since the emergence of VR imaging technology, there had been a period where many investors were interested in Professor Koman’s research and all hoped that he could be able to reach a breakthrough in his research of implanting holographic projectors into human bodies. But who knew, it only brought those investors bankruptcy. 

At last, those that hoped to be a part of this huge breakthrough had no choice but to back off.

And as word got out, Professor Koman’s lecture only had one guest after selling tickets for so long.

When he saw that there was only one person sitting in the audience rows, he pushed up his glasses and didn’t know what to say.

Xu Cheng asked, “Are you not going to give your presentation just because I’m the only audience you have?”

“Of course I will,” Koman said, “I just didn’t expect that someone would actually come. I held one last time, and there was no audience at all. But now, I’ve actually reached a breakthrough and wanted to hold one again. Finally, this time I actually have an audience. Then, I will begin?”

Xu Cheng nodded.

Koman looked at Xu Cheng and said, “I see that you are Asian, can you understand me if I use some specific biochemistry terminology? I mean, do you understand biological research? I’m just worried that you will listen for a long time but won’t actually get much from it.”

Xu Cheng smiled and said, “Just go ahead.”

Koman said, “I’ve done biological research for 20 years, and mainly worked on the cross-transplantation of human and animal organs, but the premise is that the genes and blood have to match and we have to ensure that the cells don’t die after the transplant. For example, if I connect a human body with a gorilla’s arm, I have to make sure this arm can stay alive and also be connected to the brain to be able to respond to signals.”

Xu Cheng immediately asked, “Did you succeed?”

Koman shook his head. “There had been one problem I couldn’t solve. I’ve done genetic research between animals, but after I involved human genes, I kept on failing.”

“You said you did cross-animal genetic research?” Xu Cheng narrowed his eyes. “You have done genetic research in animals? I mean, the fusion between genes?”

Koman pushed up his glasses and replied, “You also think genes can be fused and create unlimited possibilities? Sigh, it’s unfortunate. In the past, I did do experiments on connecting the hearts and organs of different animals, and after a few success cases, I published a paper on how genetic fusion could create unlimited possibilities. But, unfortunately, no one trusted me. Some animal rights groups even took me to court and I had to pay a hefty fine. Then, I also did more experiments, but I’ve never succeeded in connecting humans to other animals. I just think that if animals work, humans should work as well. Maybe I just didn’t find the right method yet.”(read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)

Speaking of this, Koman said to Xu Cheng, “Just talking might be a bit pale. How about this, would you want to take a tour of my lab? It’s rare that I have someone that’s interested in my research.”(read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)

Seeing how enthusiastic this old man was, he nodded and accepted the invitation, using this chance to ask a few more questions.(read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)


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