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Jennifer Willows
Legal Editor

Jennifer Willows is Legal Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). Together with her fellow BioNews editors Shaoni Bhattacharya and Martha Henriques, she runs the BioNews writing scheme, which provides practical science writing training and experience for PhD students.

Jennifer originally studied Biology and Microbiology at Imperial College London, and went on to obtain an LLB in Law from Birkbeck University of London and an MA in Medical Ethics and Law from King's College London. She then started working at PET as a Volunteer, and refused to leave. She loves tea and dogs, and she tweets as @jenwillows

 


BioNews Review articles written by Jennifer Willows:

Theatre Review: Of Kith and Kin, Bush Theatre

04 December 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

Of Kith and Kin is a play about surrogacy that seems to have very little to say about surrogacy... [Read More]

Theatre Review: Bodies, Royal Court Theatre

29 August 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

At the opening of the play, couple Clem and Josh have decided to pursue surrogacy after suffering multiple miscarriages. We find out that the egg will come from a Russian donor, be fertilised with Josh's sperm, and then implanted in an Indian surrogate... [Read More]

Event Review: 'Genome editing: an ethical review' launch

31 October 2016 - by Jennifer Willows

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics presented its preliminary report 'Genome editing: an ethical review' in the genteel surroundings of the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington... [Read More]


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UK Parliament considers law change on single-parent surrogacy

04 December 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

A remedial order has been laid before Parliament which, if passed, will give single people the same rights as couples to become the legal parents of their surrogate-born children... [Read More]

Study uses genome editing inside patient for first time

20 November 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

A new clinical trial in California marks the first time that genome editing has been used inside the body, rather than on cells such as blood or skin which can be extracted, edited outside the body, and then replaced... [Read More]

Broad Institute responds to Berkeley CRISPR patent appeal

30 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

The Broad Institute has filed arguments ahead of the upcoming CRISPR patent appeal hearing... [Read More]

NHS will fund gene therapy for bubble boy syndrome

30 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

NICE has approved a gene therapy for children with a rare disorder that leaves them with no functioning immune system... [Read More]

FDA approves second gene therapy for cancer

19 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

The US Food and Drug Administration have approved the world’s second gene therapy to target blood cancer... [Read More]

Northern Ireland U-turn on proposed fertility funding cuts

16 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

IVF services in Northern Ireland have had a reprieve, but cuts will go ahead in parts of Hertfordshire... [Read More]

Commission demands reform on experimental cell therapies

09 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

The reputation of stem cell research is being undermined by unscrupulous clinics offering unproven therapies, says a report published last week... [Read More]

Dutch sperm donor may have fathered 102 children

29 August 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

A man is being investigated in the Netherlands after claims he fathered over 100 children through sperm donation... [Read More]

Australian nurse jailed for illegal Cambodian surrogacy

07 August 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

An Australian nurse has been given a prison sentence after being found guilty of running an illegal surrogacy service in Cambodia... [Read More]

French court allows gay spouse to adopt surrogate-born child

10 July 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

A same-sex French couple have won a partial victory in their fight to be recognised as the legal parents of their child, who was born via surrogate in the US... [Read More]

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