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2019年2月28日星期四

Tabitha House Building!

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Thank you for all of you who raised money for Tabitha!
From 24 hour fast, we raised…

$50 188.25!


We have had a donation of $15214.10 from the Ladies Tabitha Housebuilding group!

So now, we have raised

$78364.25

in total!
Thank you for ALL your efforts!


Serena's Life in Singapore: Memorable CNY in Guangzhou 2019

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Serena's Life in Singapore: Memorable CNY in Guangzhou 2019: This Chinese New Year, although I hesitated again and again whether I should stay in Singapore to avoid the cold weather, I brought along my...

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This is from my mum's blog with details of our CNY trip to Guangzhou!


2019年2月25日星期一

科学辩论赛——产前基因疗法

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Should gene editing to create changes in embryos ever be permitted?

For

Yes, because it can save people's lives.


An experiment published in the Nature Medicines shows a successful case of Fetal gene therapy on Mice. Feti with a kind of genetic neuropath disease is selected in the experiment. A therapy is injected into half of the mice. Mice without the therapy died within 15 days but mice with the therapy lived for up to at least 18 weeks. This shows that embryo gene editing can help babies to avoid the genetic disease. Children who carry the gene for this disease cannot live for more than two years, but the experiment shows us that it is possible to cure the disease with embryo editing.

Creating changes in embryos is the only way to treat some of the genetic diseases. For example, the disease in an experiment in the Nature Medicines. A professor from National University of Singapore said that only embryos can be treated because their blood-brain barrier is not properly grown before they were born. After they are born, the blood-brain barrier will actually become the barrier in treating the disease.

Can the disease in the embryo be detected?
The strategy is very risky so we must learn to predict. Simon Waddinton, one of the conductor of the experiment above gave the answer.
Yes.
Simon Waddinton: "We’re now at the point where it’s possible to diagnose these diseases,” he says. “It’s making people think: maybe we should be doing this."
 (Who is he?
The Acting Director of the EGA Institute for Women's Health)
Develops gene therapy for early onset childhood disorders

2019年2月16日星期六

演讲课0216

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What is so special with this new year (pig year)?

Pig year is a very special year because it is the last year in the twelve Zodiacs. It is one of the luckiest zodiac as it is the symbol of wealth, fortune and love. Although it is only a Chinese culture, it becomes the motivation for people to work hard and  realize their goals in the future.

Pig year is already a quite different year for me. It is the my first time to go back to China for Chinese New year and to have the Reunion dinner with my whole family. I felt so happy to be with my whole family again, especially my grandparents and my great-grandparents. We went to the flower market together, plaint about how expensive things in Singapore are (I kind of forget that after staying in Singapore for 2 years). We decorate our house together and it is flashing red and pink. I rode my old yellow bike with my parents and my sister to the supermarket to buy yogurt in the setting sun. All the forgotten memories came out which makes me feel so good. The day before Chinese New Year my whole family were lying on the sofa, watching the festival gala.

Additionally, in this year I am going to step into high school, take IGCSE and work on the subjects I chose. This year is significant as it decides what I will do and what kind of person I am going to be in the future. IGCSE subjects became the topic my classmates talk about during recess and I have been discussing this with my parents all the time.

Alvin's information:
Questionnaire for Alvin:

1. What is the life experience that changes you the most?
2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a rage quitter
3. How do aliens affect you? Is it a motivation for you?
4. What are your ways to get through tests? Are they still going to work in high schools?
5. How are you going to use your strengths in the future?
6. Do you like violin? Have you ever thought of quitting it?
7. How did your personality of "trying hard" help you?

Others:
Friendly nickname?
No.
Special talent? Why only grade 5? Any other?
Good at dying.
Do you like the strengths?
Good at them and like them.
Which first?
Good at them, then like them.
Which sport usually play?
Football mainly.

Sam's information:
Questionnaire for Sam:

1. What makes you think that you did not have an interesting life?
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2. Did any cultural believes affect you / to make you think that good things of life will come eventually?
Just self comfort.
3. Do you cherish the times when you were in grade 7? Why?
Yes! Grade 7 teacher are nice. Grade 8 slap slap.
4. How are you going to use your imagination in the future?
Best animationist.
5. When do you age 2 mentally?
When doing maths. 5 years old
Assembly good morning back
6. Who are your imaginary friends?
forgot about them
Jeff Bob talks a lot.

2019年2月15日星期五

风扇事件

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    新加坡的春天,虽然没有夏天那么热,但每天的温度还是高达30˚C,再加上太阳暴晒,现在最好的选择就是躲在家里开着空调了。然而…

    空调坏了…

    也许是房子太老的缘故,我房间的空调三天两头的坏。请了很多人来修空调,但都没有彻底修好。这个星期空调坏得非常厉害,每次开都持续不到十分钟,就停止工作…

    于是我们想出了各种方法降低房间温度:

    开风扇:

订书机与鼠标

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    放假回来之后终于完成了美术课画的丙烯画。自我感觉颜色非常好,只是有点粗糙,缺少一点细节。希望这幅画可以在学校里出现!


2019年2月14日星期四

精神世界与宗教信仰

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    宗教信仰的起源非常复杂,但普遍认为人类认知的局限是宗教信仰的起源之一。当人类的思维能力受限制,无法解释一些自然力量、回答一些抽象的问题时,

2019年2月4日星期一

春天来啦

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    一年之计在于春!