If you've got a little bit of the poet in you, the Genomics Forum and the Scottish Poetry Library have teamed up to hold a genomics poetry competition. It's not so far-fetched — the Forum says that germ plasm theory inspired Thomas Hardy to write his poem 'Heredity.' Submit a poem no longer than 50 lines along the theme of "improving the human" and you could win the £500 first place prize. The deadline is October 7th — National Poetry Day in the UK — and the winner will be announced in November.
"That Is I/The Eternal Thing in Man/That Heeds No Call to Die"
Aug 03, 2010