Genetics is a growing field,
The knowledge of our genes.
Discovering our DNA,
And what the findings mean.
How one gene correllates to what,
Our eye colour will be,
How the next gene will set the scene,
For our ethnicity.
It’s now a well-known fact to say,
That gene faulties occur.
These gene variants have been linked,
To various cancers.
Breast cancer’s often classified,
By BRCA mutations.
The BRCA gene is different to,
The neuroblastoma cancer,
Affects children, though rare,
The MYCN gene is amplified
This knowledge steers healthcare.
By understanding pathogenic
We can direct many patients,
To effective treatments.
Genetics is a thriving field,
There’s so much more to learn.
This knowledge leads to great healthcare,
And new treatments are earned.
By Elicia Fyle
My love for science first began,
I learned about our many cells,
And their identity.
How cells divide mitotically,
How they have nuclei.
How nuclei have DNA,
How this is amplified.
It’s amplified through PCR,
A famous lab technique.
This brings me to my love for labs,
And all that science seeks.
The joy of lab work every week,
I simply can’t deny.
The peace of passaging your cells,
With microscopic eyes.
I’ve worked in cancer research fields,
For over three great years.
Manipulating cancer genes,
I’ve helped to wipe away the tears,
Of children with cancer.
I’ve researched ways to treat children,
Though there is more work to be done,
Hope is alive indeed.
My fervent love for cancer work,
Will push us to succeed.
– By Elicia Fyle
He finally saw the light.
After being uncertain of what to do,
His career goal’s in sight.
He envisioned himself in a lab,
Searching for cures left to right.
To help the sick and suffering,
To overcome their plight.
“One day I will help those in need,
Wearing my lab coat that is white!”
By Elicia Fyle