Abolishing anonymity: the implications of genetic sequencing technology

BY EMILY MAY ARMSTRONG · NOVEMBER 22, 2019Artwork by Jaz Hill-Valer The world is a divisive place; there’s no doubt about that. But if there’s one thing that unites us through politics, social class, economic status, and geography, it’s our DNA: the 23 tightly coiled chromosomes sat neatly in the nucleus of almost every cell. We are 99.9%Continue reading “Abolishing anonymity: the implications of genetic sequencing technology”

Book Review: “SUPERIOR”, Angela Saini’s riveting takedown of the return of race science.

Emily May Armstrong reviews Angela Saini’s brand new book BY EMILY MAY ARMSTRONG · JUNE 24, 2019 Angela Saini is my one of my favourite authors. I plunged into the descriptive and critically aware world of Inferior, Saini’s second book, over Christmas 2017, refusing to leave the house so I could finish it. I loved it; however, IContinue reading “Book Review: “SUPERIOR”, Angela Saini’s riveting takedown of the return of race science.”

The Cleaning Revolution: How does this new wave of ultra-cleanliness affect our health?

The Cleaning Revolution: How does this new wave of ultra-cleanliness affect our health? BY EMILY MAY ARMSTRONG · JUNE 10, 2019 This article was originally published on the Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology’s page, as a feature. Check out http://www.the-gist.org for more award-winning science journalism from Scotland. Image Credit: Eli Duke via Flickr. No Changes have beenContinue reading “The Cleaning Revolution: How does this new wave of ultra-cleanliness affect our health?”

Massive new study confirms higher BMI linked with serious increase in multiple diseases in the UK

In a brand-new study released today (29th April 2019), scientists from Novo Nordis have confirmed that people living in the UK who are overweight or obese are more likely to experience a wide variety of life-threatening diseases. This cutting-edge research was revealed at the 2019 European Conference on Obesity, held in Glasgow this week. 60% ofContinue reading “Massive new study confirms higher BMI linked with serious increase in multiple diseases in the UK”