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The Fertility Show

Isobel Steer

Isobel Steer is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and is also a PhD researcher in the Bioengineering and Chemistry Departments at Imperial College London, developing a device to study protein-DNA interactions. She previously studied Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford, where she wrote for and edited magazines including Bang! and Phenotype. She tweets as @isosteer

 


BioNews Review articles written by Isobel Steer:

Event Review: Who owns your genome?

03 October 2016 - by Isobel Steer

Do you know who owns your genome? And who, if anyone, would you choose to give your genetic information to? This debate, organised by the British Science Association and supported by Genomics England, covered the cutting-edge issues in genomic ethics and legality... [Read More]

TV Review: My Amazing Twin

05 September 2016 - by Isobel Steer

My Amazing Twin offers a thought-provoking look at both the scientific and the personal side of type 1 neurofibromatosis... [Read More]

Event Review: The Francis Crick Prize Lecture 2015

21 December 2015 - by Isobel Steer

If you'd like to learn more about epigenetics, or just watch a masterly science presenter at work, look to 2015 Francis Crick Prize winner Professor Rob Klose... [Read More]

Book Review: One Plus One Equals One - Symbiosis and the Evolution of Complex Life

01 June 2015 - by Isobel Steer

Professor John Archibald masterfully tells the incredible tale of passionate scientists, their hair-raising experiments, and the ancient cellular alliances that spawned multicellular life as we know it... [Read More]

Radio Review: Exchanges at the Frontier - Genomics

23 February 2015 - by Isobel Steer

Within the first minute, it is already clear that genomic sequencing is something of a Pandora's Box; or, as AC Grayling calls it, 'a modern dilemma'... [Read More]


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Tumour gene tests produce conflicting results

19 December 2016 - by Isobel Steer

A study has cast doubts on the reliability of 'liquid biopsies' – blood tests that detect tumour mutations and are increasingly used to guide treatment... [Read More]

Genetic basis of schizophrenia unfolds

24 October 2016 - by Isobel Steer

Scientists using a new 3D chromosome-mapping technique have uncovered a genetic connection between schizophrenia and early fetal brain development ... [Read More]

Study links gene to skin ageing

03 May 2016 - by Isobel Steer

Scientists say they have identified a gene that could explain why some people appear to look younger than they are... [Read More]

Girl childhood cancer survivors less likely than boys to become infertile

04 April 2016 - by Isobel Steer

A large study has confirmed that modern chemotherapy regimes for childhood cancers can adversely affect both male and female fertility... [Read More]

Genetics company launches huge open-access database

14 March 2016 - by Isobel Steer

Genetic-testing company Ambry Genetics has launched a huge database of cancer-patient genetics, freely available to the public... [Read More]

Neanderthal DNA linked to today's diseases

22 February 2016 - by Isobel Steer

Neanderthal-derived DNA influences our risk of certain diseases, including addiction, blood clots, skin conditions and depression, a recent study has found.... [Read More]

New gene mutation linked to ovarian cancer

25 January 2016 - by Isobel Steer

Scientists have identified a mutation in the gene BRIP1 that triples a woman's risk of ovarian cancer... [Read More]

Spermatid injection technique allows 'sterile' men to become fathers

09 November 2015 - by Isobel Steer

Men previously considered sterile have successfully fathered children thanks to a newly improved technique called round spermatid injection (ROSI)... [Read More]

Chinese scientists create genetically edited dogs

26 October 2015 - by Isobel Steer

Scientists in China have used the gene-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 to create dogs with increased muscle mass... [Read More]

Cancer blood-test launch raises eyebrows

14 September 2015 - by Isobel Steer

A US startup called Pathway Genomics has launched the first commercial 'liquid biopsy' to identify cancerous mutations via a blood test... [Read More]

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CROSSING FRONTIERS

Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction

Public Conference
London
8 December 2017

Speakers include

Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Jacques Cohen

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Andy Greenfield

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross


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