STEM Current Event

A Chinese scientist, Jiankui He, edited a baby’s gene and made the baby has nature antibiotic to HIV. This is not allowed by many regulations.

Jiankui He, who is an assistant professor at Southern University of Science and Technology in China. On November, 26th, 2018. He announced that a pair of twins baby, Lulu, and Nana, is born with nature antigens to HIV virus because he edited their genes. Much Chinese scientific organization announces that this action is prohibited and illegal. And Chinese society will research about these situations and give punishment to those organizations who are doing illegal gene editing research.

I think gene editing is both good and bad. It is good because it can help people get rid of that painful disease so that human being can live longer and live in a happier life without those diseases. But at the same time, it is also very creepy. Because this action can start to change human being become a robot. I think a human being should always facing sickness and death. If people can get rid of those, it is not human anymore. That would be called a robot. I think Jiankui He deserves punishment because he is doing something has not been proven by anything scientific regulations. Instead, there are many laws and regulations are saying that gene editing is illegal and not allowed in China.

Year In Review

Spring 2019 semester is almost ended, my freshmen year is almost ended as well. When I paused and look back to what I did for my freshmen year, I think the most important thing is planning. In the beginning, I choose my major because I love math and I want to do math in real life but I know nothing else about this career. By the times going on, I know more about what course that I need to take and make the four years of study planning for an actuarial science career. And later on, I went to a couple of presentations that actuarial science club planed, and I know more about the actuarial exams and what I skill that I should have before I went out for internships. I start to pay attention to the skills that I need to gain outside school time such as python.

But sometimes things do not go as well as my expectations. Sometimes all things are crowded together and I just can get things done. During my freshmen year, I find out that I am lack of the skill of multitasking. I can not handle so many things at the same time. I think that I had improved a lot throughout the year. And I think that this is a really important skill that I need to keep working on it for the future.

In the end, I think this is a great year for me. Because I feel that the scholar program gives me a lot of opportunities that other international student would not be able to have. And I am actually growing up from a high school student to a college student in a real way. And I am really looking forward to another great year to be spent with scholar programs.