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Jenny Sharpe

Dr Jenny Sharpe is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She has recently completed her PhD in mitochondrial biology at University College London. Her research, conducted in the laboratory of Professor Michael Duchen, focussed on mitochondrial dysfunction in core myopathies. She is now working at Muscular Dystrophy UK as the Research Communications Officer.


BioNews Review articles written by Jenny Sharpe:

Radio Review: The Life Scientific – Ian Wilmut on Dolly the Sheep

14 November 2016 - by Jenny Sharpe

Dolly the sheep was undoubtedly the world's most famous sheep – but how did she come to be, and what did she mean to her creator, Professor Sir Ian Wilmut?... [Read More]

Film Review: Survival of the Fabulous

12 January 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe

'Darwin, you've got some explaining to do!'... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Jenny Sharpe:


18 new genes linked to autism

13 March 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe

A study that sequenced the whole genomes of over 5000 people has discovered 18 genes associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)... [Read More]

Ice-bucket challenge funds ALS gene discoveries

01 August 2016 - by Jenny Sharpe

Donations from the ALS 'ice-bucket challenge' have funded research that has led to the discovery of new genes linked to the disease... [Read More]

Genome editing treats muscular dystrophy in mice

11 January 2016 - by Jenny Sharpe

Scientists in the USA have shown that the genome-editing technique CRISPR can improve muscle function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy... [Read More]

Gene mutation may hold key to muscular dystrophy treatment

16 November 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe

Researchers have discovered a gene linked to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) after a dog bred to model the disease was found to have a protective mutation against it... [Read More]

UK stem-cell trial for wet AMD goes ahead

05 October 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe

A potential treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration has been carried out for the first time... [Read More]

Skin cells transformed into neurons

10 August 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe

Two groups in China have independently succeeded in converting skin cells directly into neurons using different chemical cocktails.... [Read More]

Genetic screening for breast cancer of women in their 30s urged

08 June 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe

Researchers have called for mass screening of women in their 30s to detect cancer-causing mutations... [Read More]

Study identifies 'gene network' behind alcoholism

08 December 2014 - by Jenny Sharpe

Alcohol dependence may be determined by a set of genes that work together as a network, according to a US study... [Read More]

Thai parliament votes to outlaw commercial surrogacy

01 December 2014 - by Jenny Sharpe

Thailand's interim parliament has voted in support of a law to ban its largely unregulated surrogacy trade.

E.coli become analogue hard drives

24 November 2014 - by Jenny Sharpe

E.coli have been engineered to record information from their environment by storing it in their DNA, much like a computer's hard drive... [Read More]




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