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Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception MSc

Emma Laycock

Emma Laycock is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying for a PhD in Stem Cell Biology at University College London's Cancer Institute, modelling how childhood leukaemia develops in utero. Prior to this, she worked as a Journal Development Editor at BioMed Central, responsible for a cluster of biotechnology journals. She originally studied Biomedical Science at the University of Warwick, and her degree included an intercalated year at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control and a summer placement at the National University of Ireland in Galway, studying whooping cough and water contaminants respectively. She tweets as @EmmaVLaycock

 


BioNews Review articles written by Emma Laycock:

Podcast Review: CRISPR Updated

27 March 2017 - by Emma Laycock

Radiolab explores the science, the uses and the ethics of CRISPR in this podcast that was two years in the making... [Read More]


BioNews News articles written by Emma Laycock:

CRISPR gene-editing eliminates HIV in mice

08 May 2017 - by Emma Laycock

US scientists have used CRISPR gene-editing to remove HIV DNA from the genomes of living animals, eliminating further infection.

Older eggs less fertile due to poor cell division

10 April 2017 - by Emma Laycock

Researchers in Canada have found that age-related infertility may be due to older eggs dividing poorly, leading to errors in chromosome number... [Read More]

Stem cells used to treat erectile dysfunction

03 April 2017 - by Emma Laycock

Men with erectile dysfunction following prostate surgery were able to have intercourse again after receiving an experimental stem cell therapy using cells taken from their own abdomen, a Danish study has shown... [Read More]

Use of prenatal tests 'must be limited', say bioethicists

06 March 2017 - by Emma Laycock

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has called for a ban on using early prenatal testing to find out the sex or sequence the whole genome of the fetus... [Read More]

'Later-life' genes activated during stress

27 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock

Researchers have found a set of bodyclock-controlled genes that activate in later life and times of intense stress to protect the body... [Read More]

Baldness linked to over 280 genes

20 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock

A new study has found over 280 genes associated with male-pattern baldness... [Read More]

Genetic test predicts success of bone-marrow transplant

13 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock

A new blood test can predict how well patients with myelodysplastic syndrome will respond to bone-marrow transplants... [Read More]

Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma

06 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock

Stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect retinal cells in rats, offering a potential therapy for degenerative eye diseases like glaucoma... [Read More]


 

 

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