It was the third time during the last 20 minutes that he went to the water dispenser and instead poured hot coffee. He was not thirsty. He was nervous. He had reached 2 hours before the appointed hour. He had little food or sleep in the last 7 days. Only half an hour more and the wait would be over. The anxiety was killing him. He was on the verge of lunacy due to this extreme torment. There were other people in the room and their condition was no different. Stress and tension was dripping from their faces. An old man trying to read a magazine but could not get beyond the first few lines. The blonde was pulling her hair unknowingly. The brunette was trying to calm herself, in vain. But the most astonishing was that little kid with the football. What was he doing at a place like this at such a tender age? One by one, these people were getting their reports and left. Some left ecstatic, others were tragic while others indifferent. Finally, it was number 41. He tried to move but his feet did not support him. The scene, which was the only one for the last many days in his mind, played again. The what-if question reverberated in his heart. He did not want to imagine the unthinkable. This one report would make or break his life. Or at least that was what he thought. He dragged himself towards the window. After some identity checks, he received the report.
|DNA, DNA in the Cell, Who is the Luckiest of them all?|
Humans being are composed of some 12 trillion “independent” pieces, called cells. Each one of these cells has the complete code of life. In other words, the whole human being can be created from just one of these 12 trillion pieces! And this is exactly how humans are made, naturally, from a single cell! This code is written in a biological language, which is called DNA. The power of DNA is unimaginable. If you have watched some Sci-Fi movies, you would surely know something about this DNA and DNA Testing. One example is that all the variations amongst the 7 billion plus population on this planet are due to a mere 0.5 percent of variation in this DNA! With all the latest technology at our disposal, we have been able to “understand” only 5 percent of the DNA while the rest is being termed as “Junk DNA”. More aptly, we are junk about the rest. That is about to change.
The same day that scientists at CERN publicly claimed to have discovered the “God Particle”, another group of alchemists had completed the core objective of alchemy. They had discovered how DNA affects the relationship of humans with other humans, and their surroundings. The thousands years of alchemy had finally arrived at its destination. The results could be devastating. They had discovered the code to read human fate from DNA! With it, all the astrology, palmistry and the likes became obsolete instantaneously. The Horoscopes were rendered futile. Instead we could have DNAscopes! Now the future of any human could be read with precision by just analyzing his/her DNA with the help of certain equipment. For the last many centuries, Alchemists were working on turning simple metals into gold. But this was only a public front into their more sinister research, which was far more vicious and dangerous. It was kept so secret that currently people think alchemists were mad and they no longer exist. On the contrary, they are far more active and stronger.
Back at the room, he almost fainted with excitement. He got the report and was elated. He had come for testing the previous week. He wanted to check whether he would be able to get the love of his life or not. He got a 95 percent match. However, the test showed that his mate eye’s colour would be blue. While in real, she had brown. Nevertheless, the people at the facility told him that he should try DNA Transplant. He was reluctant but had no alternative. He had asked the doctor in the surgery that matches were made in heaven and fate was written already so how could it be changed. The doctor had replied with a smile, “May be your fate had it written that one day you would be having this transplant.”
P.S. This work is based on fiction. Any resemblance to reality is entirely coincidental and unintentional.