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Annabel Slater
Genetics Editor

Annabel Slater is Genetics Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). Together with her fellow BioNews editors Shaoni Bhattacharya and Jennifer Willows, she runs the BioNews writing scheme, which provides practical science writing training and experience for PhD students. Previously, she edited Science for Environment Policy, a news and information service of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Environment.

Annabel originally studied Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford, and went on to obtain an MSc in Science Media Production from Imperial College London. She has been a researcher for the BBC and ITV, has produced short films about bio-art, and has developed virtual science laboratories for the educational company Labster. She has a particularly interest in synthetic biology and genome editing, and she tweets as @Scient_Art

 


BioNews Comment articles written by Annabel Slater:

Genome editing: CRISPR at the cutting edge

23 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater

The fourth session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference 'Rethinking the Ethics of Embryo Research: Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond' delved into the new genome-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 and what it means for embryo research... [Read More]


BioNews Review articles written by Annabel Slater:

Event Review: Jennifer Doudna talks to Adam Rutherford

03 July 2017 - by Annabel Slater

'This technology really gets the imagination going. It's almost anything that you could imagine wanting to control at the level of genetics, is now in principle within reach.' And the power to control evolution raises important questions of responsibility. This is the message of Professor Jennifer Doudna... [Read More]

Radio Review: Seriously - The Great Egg Freeze

10 April 2017 - by Annabel Slater

The contradictions of the burgeoning egg freezing industry are lucidly demonstrated out in The Great Egg Freeze, a radio documentary by journalist Fi Glover... [Read More]

Book Review: Introducing Epigenetics - A Graphic Guide

27 February 2017 - by Annabel Slater

'Introducing Epigenetics: A graphic guide' is a mini-textbook pitched as a non-fiction comic book. Despite the colourful cover and perky graphics inside, this book does not make for light reading... [Read More]

Book Review: Redesigning Life – How Genome Editing will Transform the World

07 November 2016 - by Annabel Slater

Dr John Parrington thinks the ethics of genome editing should be shaped by scientifically informed public debate, and he hopes his book will provide a starting point... [Read More]


BioNews News articles written by Annabel Slater:

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Gene therapy skin grafts for obesity and diabetes

07 August 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A proof-of-concept study in mice has demonstrated how skin grafts could deliver gene therapy for obesity and diabetes... [Read More]

Multiple rounds of IVF increase chance of success

31 July 2017 - by Annabel Slater

IVF success rates increase with multiple rounds... [Read More]

Fertility provider declares £15 million IVF cash boost in UK

24 July 2017 - by Annabel Slater

Spanish fertility treatment provider IVI announced they have invested £15 million into the UK this year... [Read More]

Children's visual attention is genetically controlled

17 July 2017 - by Annabel Slater

How infants look at the world is strongly controlled by genetics, a new study has found... [Read More]

Genome editing used to slow cancer growth

30 May 2017 - by Annabel Slater

US scientists have delayed cancer cell growth by using genome editing to remove a protein... [Read More]

Forty new genes linked to intelligence in humans

30 May 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A study of almost 80,000 people has identified 40 new genes linked to intelligence... [Read More]

New mechanisms causing greying hair and baldness uncovered

15 May 2017 - by Annabel Slater

Scientists have shown how a gene and protein cause greying and hair loss in mice... [Read More]

Plan to build synthetic human DNA genome gains momentum

08 May 2017 - by Annabel Slater

Human DNA could be artificially synthesised in around five years or less, according to one of the organisers behind the Genome Project-write plan... [Read More]

Autism linked to grandmothers' smoking

02 May 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A higher likelihood of autism spectrum disorder and autistic traits have been linked to maternal grandmothers smoking while pregnant... [Read More]

Gene for sound sleep identified

10 April 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A gene has been linked to quality of sleep... [Read More]

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