The I.V.Y

I was probably eating warmed up ramen noodles for the second time that day when I got the call. The call was from Ivone, a facility that had government funding and performed scientific studies, and produced groundbreaking technology for the government itself. If you had said the same to any random person they wouldn’t recognize it. When my engineering professor held me back after class and in hushed voices gave me a slip of paper with their contact information, I applied half as a joke. After sending in my resume and going in for a short-lived interview I never heard from them again.

Swab: A Struggle with Genetic Discrimination

By Fiona Luo Swab, swab, swab. The swabbers swarmed her, and everywhere there were test tubes, cotton balls, needles and so many hands, which swabbed the inside of her cheek, which forced the screeching jaws open and tore off handfuls of those glossy red locks, that tore off nails and skin and hair — anything … Continue reading Swab: A Struggle with Genetic Discrimination