Chapter 454: Impoverished Researcher (Part Two)
But at the door, Lin Dong dragged Xu Cheng aside and said, “Teacher, this guy clearly wants you to invest in his research, and he’s probably taking you to his lab to try to convince you. These kinds of scholars are not just good in experiments, but they really know how to work their words.”
“No worries, just find a hotel first. I will call you in a bit,” Xu Cheng said to Lin Dong.
Lin Dong had no choice but to nod.
After getting out, he found out that Koman didn’t have a car. Xu Cheng didn’t have one too, so they could only get a taxi.
Koman smiled awkwardly at Xu Cheng. “I spent almost all of my money on my research, so I do look a bit poor.”
Xu Cheng didn’t want to dispel his enthusiasm so he said, “Don’t worry, I’m quite poor too.”
Koman smiled. “You think I’m trying to get you to invest in my research?”
Speaking of this, he bitterly smiled. “In fact, I already spent my last dime on posting an ad for this speech. I don’t mind telling you, as a researcher, I was obviously exposed to a lot of radiation. I’m already over 70, and my body’s not well anymore. Last time I went to the hospital for a checkup, I found out that I had stage 4 cancer. I just want to share everything I’ve found through my research with the world one last time before I die. I’m very happy that at least you showed up to my lecture.”
As they chatted, the car arrived at Koman’s lab.
It was a very shabby basement.
The whole lab was quite compact and narrow, but it did have a lot of equipment.
“Come on in. It’s a bit simple, and I don’t have anything I can offer you.”
Xu Cheng followed him in and said, “Mr. Koman, you are not scared of me having ulterior intentions following you here?”
“What’s there to be afraid of?” Koman shrugged his shoulders. “What can you find here that’s worth much money? To be honest, most people wouldn’t even want to come in here. There are dead animals everywhere, and the smell is very heavy.”
Xu Cheng walked around and looked at the memos hanging on the wall and browsed the serum and gene tubes that Koman was studying.
On the table, there was a photo of him and a girl in her early twenties.
“Your daughter?” Xu Cheng asked.
“My granddaughter.” Koman smiled. He gently picked up the photo frame with one hand and said, “My son and his wife both used to work in this lab. But, one of them got contaminated, and since they also have couple-activities, both of them were inevitably infected and died. My granddaughter thinks it was me that caused the death of her parents, so she would never want to see me again.”
The old man wiped away his tears and said, “Alright, let’s talk about the research. I’m just afraid that no one else in the future will want to hear me talk about these things.”
Xu Cheng directly asked him, “What kind of chemical reaction will the fusion of genes produce? Have you done research in this area?”
Koman nodded. “Yes, and it’s pretty magical. The reason I think genes can be changed or fused was I discovered it based on the principle of animal evolution. Think about it, originally, some land animals were forced to go underwater, yet they could adapt to it and mutate their genes to become aquatic animals and vice versa. Some animals evolved to be able to fly. These are living examples in nature, telling us that genes could be changed, and the biggest reasons causing the changes are the climate and environment. Suppose we find the primers under certain climates or conditions, can we artificially mutate those genes?”
Speaking of this, Professor Koman appeared very excited.
Xu Cheng asked, “Then do you think, people can live underwater?”(read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
Koman said resolutely, “Very possible! Actually, humans originally live in their mother’s amniotic fluid before birth, so it could be theorized that people can possibly survive underwater too!”(read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
Xu Cheng’s eyes narrowed. Looks like he would be able to learn something from this old man.(read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
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