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?”

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”

Plant-based biomaterials: engineering the future

I’m lucky enough to have been invited to write for The Biochemist Blog – an online sister publication to their popular in print magazine. This edition they’re discussing biomaterials, so I jumped on board to share the newest insights into plant tissue engineering and repurposing in biology today. You can find the article here. IContinue reading “Plant-based biomaterials: engineering the future”