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thundara  ·  456 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 22, 2017

Lost 15 lbs (approx ~10% of my body weight) over a week from the noro, then gained 5 lbs back over 3 days by eating all the foods non-stop. Climbing is still rough, but I at least feel back on my feet / not constantly weak again.

After putting it off for half a year, I am finally taking the steps to start working with stem cells in lab. It's starting with BL2+ training this morning, but will soon turn into 7-days-a-week of baby-sitting colonies of cells and manually making sure they aren't spontaneously differentiating into the wrong tissue on the plate. And within a month or two, trying to make these guys:

+/- some CRISPR knockouts of my genes of interest.

Memorable quote of the week: "The way grant funding works now is you do the research and then apply to get it funded retroactively."