Just what science required,
Enticed by bioengineering,
Nucleotides it concerned,
Nucleosides it can fix,
Increasing the methods,
For editing genome,
Errors in the genes it fixes,
Righting some wrongs of mother nature.
Decoded by a wonderful lady,
On a day of helplessness,
Utilizing this tool we are now,
Debted by science and technology,
Neat-handed through practice we become,
Always we shall utilize CRISPR-Cas9 for good.
Few people notice that DNA is the suffix of her name.
A poem about something I am working on right now.
Jennifer Anne Doudna and Emmanuelle Marie Charpentier innovated CRISPR-Cas9.
My HP Poem #1770
1, 2, 4, 8...
Chromosomes and cells of mine,
My personality divides
Any and every time.
My rapid mutations,
I find that they
Fuel my psychosis
I let me rip me apart
I divide and split
Over and over again
This is the alien
That I've become
I'm never enough
It's never the same
Gaps of DNA through
I know this,
I know that I'm not good enough
As a single, a one,
Tear myself in half to
Give them two
When I'm done.
Was doing biology in school and learnt what meiosis is... so I did the most 'Asominate' thing to do... write a poem about it.
I used to be attracted to affection,
now I'm obsessed with the way your lips stutter
over certain words, like "fragile: do not open" is stuck
somewhere between your throat
and your teeth.
My heart is a fire extinguisher
"Break Glass In Case of Emergency"
but there have been enough 24 hour crisis lines
to keep us all alive
the only thing about it is
the number of times I've wanted to jump out onto the pavement,
the "too-close-for-comforts" started in the womb,
I was slow-milking my mother's blood,
every fist that flew too close,
every string she threaded through a bead
I guess I turned out alright,
if "alright" is a unit of measurement.
But our scales are all tailored
to fit our needs anyway.
Teeth can always be fixed, teeth can always be changed. But blood, the blood running through my veins will always be the same; similar to yours - the same chemicals altered in a different way to create a unique DNA - something that will always be named as distinctly human to you and me.
No matter how strong your desire
to erase your ancestry,
you cannot rip apart your DNA and
remove the genetic claim of kin
from your flesh
for there would be nothing left.
I need O dva (O2), I need O dva (O2), to reproduce my dna.
Which carries mine genetic information.
To die is to understand
the cards you were dealt
and the cards in your hand.
You may question the journey
all the way through,
no matter the trauma
What makes you
Nature of nurture?
have you ever rubbed a piece of chalk on the asphalt
shading some beautiful image
only to be washed away in next tuesday’s rain?
have you noticed how the chalk disappears under your fingers?
imagine the ends of your dna
(it’s a leap, but picture it)
a protective coating
like the aglets of your shoelaces
guarding the fragile building blocks of you
and once those telomeres break down
your dna frays
like so much loose cloth
and your fragile little human copy machine
makes bad copies
that is how we age
like chalk being rubbed smooth on the sidewalk
only to be washed away
in tuesday’s rain
I get in a strange state of mind sometimes
Felt this misery before
It is back to disrupt my life
Tend to stand aside, not much more.
It will show what a worthless weakling I am
Leaves me asking why I'm here
Plead and cry for cooperation
Detached and losing those I hold dear.
This sick fixation warps me
Health suffering consequences
Any asset absent was robbed or wrecked
Drugs crushed every last one of my defenses.
Going crazy to find relief
Addiction pulls miles of nerves
It was my own ill judgement that led me here
In a way what I deserve.
I found comfort in orange-capped needles
Counting down points til zero in the box
Began to lose my personality
My old self misplaced or sold; I forgot.
I am not stupid, at least I wasn't before,
Honestly, I promise, it is the drugs.
Think their tendrils reach my brain to the core
Shoo them then later feel in my skull a tug.
I know what I have to do
Problem is, it's hard,
Don't know why I can't pull free
The reason addicts are how they are.
I am afraid I'll forever be a slave
Too far gone to break empty routines
Knew at the start but thought there was a way around
The loopholeless addiction gene.
Why is addiction genetic?