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Gozde Zorlu

Gozde Zorlu was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and is also a freelance journalist specialising in science and health. She has written for the Guardian newspaper, Cosmos and New Scientist magazines, Nature, SciDev.Net, and the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation. An investigation into mortality rates that she coauthored for the Guardian was given a Special Commendation in the Royal Statistical Society's Statistical Excellence in Journalism Awards. She also writes for Scientific American's Creatology blog. Previously, she studied History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science at University College London, and went on to obtain an MA in Science Journalism from City University London. She is particularly interested in the social and ethical implications of genetic research, reproductive medicine, science education and policy. She tweets as @GozdeZorlu


BioNews News articles written by Gozde Zorlu:


Scientists highlight patenting problem in stem cell research

21 February 2011 - by Gozde Zorlu

The widespread patenting and privatisation of stem cell lines, data and technology could hinder medical research in this field, a group of scientists has warned in a paper published in Science this month.... [Read More]

Fertility treatment success may depend on season

20 September 2010 - by Gozde Zorlu

Higher fertilisation rates have been found in women undergoing IVF in spring, according to new research presented at the World Congress of Fertility and Sterility last week... [Read More]

Experts call for better regulation of 'stem cell trips'

06 September 2010 - by Gozde Zorlu

Stem cell treatments offered by some private, international clinics need tighter regulation, an expert group of doctors, lawyers and bioethicists have warned. Vulnerable patients have spent thousands of pounds on unproven, expensive and risky treatments... [Read More]

IVF funding cut in Warrington

23 August 2010 - by Gozde Zorlu

Funding of IVF treatment has been suspended by Warrington Primary Care Trust (PCT) following a review to assess whether the service matched agreed health priorities and offered the best value for money. Warrington is the only PCT in the North West, of which there are 24, to cut the funding of IVF, reports say... [Read More]

Isle of Man 'halves' fertility treatment funding

09 August 2010 - by Gozde Zorlu

Isle of Man couples wishing to undergo IVF will only have funds to complete one cycle of treatment following a review of fertility care, the Manx government has announced... [Read More]

Overseas artificial insemination outlawed in Turkey

22 March 2010 - by Gozde Zorlu

Turkish women who go abroad to get pregnant via insemination by donor sperm face up to three years in prison after new regulations were passed by the country's Ministry of Health earlier this month.... [Read More]

HFEA updates its clinic ratings website

14 March 2010 - by Gozde Zorlu

The UK's fertility industry regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), has published new data on the success rates of fertility clinics across the country, enabling patients to find out the likely result of their treatment.... [Read More]

Scientists make fat in flower-shaped moulds

07 March 2010 - by Gozde Zorlu

Whether a stem cell develops into bone or fat can be determined by the type of mould it is grown in, scientists at the University of Chicago have found... [Read More]

IVF boys have shorter fingers, may have fertility problems

15 February 2010 - by Gozde Zorlu

Boys conceived through IVF tend to have short fingers - a trait linked to infertility, say researchers in a study published in the journal of Reproductive Biomedicine Online... [Read More]

Leading geneticist knighted

11 January 2010 - by Gozde Zorlu

A leading UK geneticist has received a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list for services to medicine. Professor John Burn, director of the Institute of Human Genetics, helped to establish the International Centre for Life in Newcastle.Last July, researchers at the Centre for Life grew human sperm from stem cells and created the first human-animal hybrid embryos in 2008.... [Read More]




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