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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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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]

23andMe to relaunch consumer genetic tests in the US

22 October 2015 - by Julianna Photopoulos

Genetic testing company 23andMe is relaunching its direct-to-consumer genetic tests in the USA, after receiving approval from the US Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]

Fertility clinics report number of 'virgin births'

05 October 2015 - by Julianna Photopoulos

Single women in the UK who have never had sex are using IVF to have 'virgin births', reports the Mail on Sunday.... [Read More]

Bipolar disorder linked to high intelligence

24 August 2015 - by Julianna Photopoulos

A high childhood IQ is linked to an increased risk of bipolar disorder in adulthood, according to new research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry... [Read More]

Gay parents blocked from leaving Thailand with surrogate baby

27 July 2015 - by Julianna Photopoulos

A male same-sex couple have been stuck in Thailand with their baby daughter for the past six months, after the surrogate mother refused to allow them to leave the country claiming they are not 'an ordinary couple'... [Read More]

US couple 'trapped' in Mexico following surrogacy law change

11 May 2015 - by Julianna Photopoulos

A US couple have been left without a birth certificate for their newborn son in Mexico after a sudden change in state law.... [Read More]

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