Wonky

“Oh no!” The silver ball flew through the air and rolled into obscurity on the grey speckled carpet. The nurse quickly dropped to her knees and combed the floor with her blue rubber gloves. I leaned forwards, woozily sat back up, then told her not to worry. I was secretly relieved. That piercing had been…

MIA

As I peed unceremoniously into a transparent plastic pot, I wondered how this process has been overlooked in the medical revolution. After thoroughly washing my hands, I tentatively clutched my warm gift as I surreptitiously walked back through the waiting room. I bee-lined towards the small window, and deposited my pot. I wondered if I…

Would you give away your DNA?

While I was waiting to be interviewed this week, I picked up the Telegraph in an attempt to look casual. After flicking through a few pages, this article caught my attention: ‘Volunteers sought for ‘open access’ genome project‘. The Personal Genome Project (PGP-UK) aims to recruit 100,000 British volunteers to donate their full genome and…