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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: The Who, the What, the Why and the How

Julianna Photopoulos

Julianna Photopoulos is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews and also works at the consultancy StoryCog where she runs the SciCast project, a competition involving short films about practical science and engineering. She is also a freelance writer, and has written for publications including BBC Focus magazine, British Science Association Festival News, Science for Environment Policy and Science in School. Previously, she studied Biology at the University of Crete, and went on to obtain an MRes in Developmental Biology and Genetics from the University of Barcelona and an MSc in Science Communication from the University of the West of England. She tweets as @juliannaphos

 


BioNews News articles written by Julianna Photopoulos:

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Call to remember 'forgotten' IVF pioneer Jean Purdy

11 September 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos

Jean Purdy, embryologist to the world's first IVF baby, should be celebrated as IVF's third pioneer, says the British Fertility Society... [Read More]

Parliamentary panel suggests liberal reforms to India surrogacy bill

14 August 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos

A number of liberal reforms to the Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016 have been proposed by India's parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare... [Read More]

Genetic test could predict age of Alzheimer's onset

27 March 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos

A genetic test based on 31 markers could be used to predict at what age an individual is likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease... [Read More]

Over 600,000 at risk of sudden death from faulty heart gene

06 February 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos

About 620,000 people in the UK carry a faulty heart gene that puts them at high risk of sudden death or developing coronary heart disease, the British Heart Foundation has warned... [Read More]

India considers bill to ban commercial surrogacy

30 August 2016 - by Julianna Photopoulos

The Indian government is considering a bill to ban commercial surrogacy, which will only allow Indian couples married for at least five years to use surrogacy.

Human embryos grown in lab for 13 days – longest time ever

09 May 2016 - by Julianna Photopoulos

Scientists from the UK and US have grown human embryos in the lab for 13 days after fertilisation – the longest ever recorded. This is beyond the stage when embryos would normally implant in the womb, but just before the 14-day legal limit in the UK... [Read More]

Judge: 'Baby Gammy' was not abandoned and sister can stay with parents

18 April 2016 - by Julianna Photopoulos

A court in Western Australia has ruled that the twin sister of Baby Gammy, who was born to a Thai surrogate in 2013, should remain with her parents in Australia... [Read More]

T-cell therapy leads to 'dramatic remission' of blood cancers

22 February 2016 - by Julianna Photopoulos

Trials using genetically engineered immune cells have shown 'extraordinary results' in treating blood cancers in terminally ill patients, say researchers... [Read More]

UK researchers seek HFEA permission to edit human embryo

18 January 2016 - by Julianna Photopoulos

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is considering a proposal from scientists to genetically edit human embryos... [Read More]

Gene influences ability to quit smoking

07 December 2015 - by Julianna Photopoulos

A gene involved in the brain's reward system has been found to affect people's ability to quit smoking, according to a new study... [Read More]

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