Scientifically Speaking

I am a Master

I was sitting in bed, choosing a new cat-themed background for my laptop and checking other artsy scientists’ Instagram accounts, you know - really changing the world with my amazing undertakings when THE EMAIL came through. I burst out crying in shock and surprise…   I passed my Masters degree in Human Genetics… with a… Continue reading I am a Master

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Metaphysics and philosophy · Scientifically Speaking

Faithless but hopeful

My Facebook message went something like this: “Dear Reverend, I am a member of your church and I’m also a student, studying Human Genetics. We are currently studying evolution and I was thinking how beautifully it fits in with the story of creation. I would just like to know what the church’s opinion is about… Continue reading Faithless but hopeful

ALS/MND Stories · Infertility schmertility · Scientifically Speaking

On being an infertile scientist

I used to think of symptoms as clues to guide us scientists to know where to look in the DNA blueprint for mistakes in the genetic code (mutations). Since my father-in-law, who is affected with motor neuron disease (MND/ALS) moved in with us, the term atrophy now means that since last week he cannot pick… Continue reading On being an infertile scientist