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.”

Objectification of Disability in 2018

My Ehlers Danlos and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome mean I’m often awake at odd times of the day. My shoulders roll out, a rib slips, and I’m awake until the pain dies down. My wrist had popped out, and at 4am on Wednesday the 14th of March 2018, a little Guardian notification popped up onContinue reading “Objectification of Disability in 2018”