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Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception MSc

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 Ayala Ochert 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:

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. Part of Radio 4's 'Seriously…' strand of 'quirky, curious and seriously interesting documentaries', the programme packs an impressive range of viewpoints into its 31 minutes, presenting the burgeoning 'social egg freezing' market through the eyes of customers, employers, and medical professionals... [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 for sound sleep identified

10 April 2017 - by Annabel Slater

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

New genes linked to brain and ovarian cancer

03 April 2017 - by Annabel Slater

New genes indicating risk of ovarian and brain cancer have been identified using genome-wide association studies... [Read More]

Drug targeting old cells reverses ageing in mice

27 March 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A drug that reverses aspects of ageing has been successfully demonstrated in mice... [Read More]

Donated sperm in Florida counties may be infected with Zika

20 March 2017 - by Annabel Slater

The US Centers for Disease Control has identified a potential risk of Zika virus transmission from donor sperm in the Florida tri-county area... [Read More]

Remission in one-third of terminal lymphoma patients after gene therapy

06 March 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A trial gene therapy has reversed terminal blood cancer in a third of patients... [Read More]

'Enigma code' of common-cold virus may be deciphered

27 February 2017 - by Annabel Slater

Scientists have identified a 'hidden code' of key DNA sequences in a virus from the same family as the common cold... [Read More]

US scientists create first human-pig embryo chimeras

30 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater

The first early human–pig embryo chimeras have been created by researchers at the Salk Institute, California... [Read More]

Genetic fingerprint identifies aggressive prostate cancer

16 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater

Canadian scientists have identified a genetic fingerprint that indicates which prostate cancer tumours may develop into a more aggressive form of the disease after treatment... [Read More]

Discussion of ethics of new IVG technique is needed, say US experts

16 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater

Three US experts say public conversation should begin now on the ethical challenges raised by a new fertility technology that could reprogram any human cell into eggs and sperm... [Read More]

IVF culture medium can double the chance of success

09 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater

The type of culture media used in IVF can more than double the chance of producing healthy embryos and significantly affect chances of successful conception... [Read More]

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