Letters from the Heart (… to my Micropipette)
The first time I had a grasp of you, I felt related, like I was paddling through cellular cytoplasm on mRNA.
I imagined science revolving around me. How can I define precision and accuracy without you …. you’re truly on the road map to ‘precision medicine’.
I must have pipetted more than a million times… from serum to CSF specimens, genomic DNA, viral RNA, primer-mix, wash concentrates and tissue homogenates…
Some days, all I do is eat, sleep, pipette, sleep and pipette again.
How can I get bored of you?
Come and walk one more journey with me, accompany me through the tumor microenvironment let’s prep some power-mix….. There’s a redefinition ahead of us, stay with me!
Nonso Nduka is a poet and a Medical Laboratory Scientist with 54gene.