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Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying for a PhD at University College London, under the auspices of the Graduate Programme of the Medical Research Council's Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology. She is a member of the Research Group of Dr Stephen Nurrish, where her research focuses on neuronal communication in the nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans. She is also an Ambassador for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network, and she has appeared on the BBC1 TV programme Bang Goes the Theory. Previously, she studied Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. She tweets as @kimberleybryon


BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd:

Genomic medicine needs you - do you need genomic medicine?

20 October 2014 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

The Progress Educational Trust's event on the 100,000 Genomes Project gave the general public an opportunity to ask a panel of experts about the ethics of the project, the security of the data and its long-term sustainability...

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd:

TV Review – Fertility & Me

26 September 2016 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

The One Show's Alex Jones explores her own fertility and looks at the emotional and financial costs of IVF, while also examining the technological and medical advances that may help more people become parents in the future... [Read More]

Book Review: Humanity 2.0 - What It Means to be Human Past, Present and Future

23 January 2012 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

What does it mean to be human in an increasingly technology-driven world? This is the question that Steve Fuller, a philosopher turned sociology professor, discusses in his latest book Humanity 2.0... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd:


Gene therapy restores vision in blind mice

09 October 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Gene therapy has restored some vision in mice blinded by retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease... [Read More]

Environmental chemicals affect sperm epigenetics

18 September 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A type of chemical found in various personal beauty products and plastics may affect sperm and lower reproductive success, according to a new study... [Read More]

NHS cutbacks worsen IVF 'postcode lottery' in England

14 August 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Funding cuts by the UK's National Health Service has meant that 13 areas in England have restricted or halted IVF treatment since the start of 2017, according to Fertility Network UK... [Read More]

Bristol hospital IVF unit to close

26 June 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

From November 2017, patients will no longer be able to receive IVF at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Southmead Hospital... [Read More]

Gene therapy success in age-related macular degeneration trial

22 May 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A small, preliminary clinical trial has demonstrated safe and well-tolerated gene therapy to treat wet age-related macular degeneration... [Read More]

Research finds sperm's 'on' switch

21 March 2016 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Researchers have discovered a receptor on the cell membrane of sperm that is vital for their activation... [Read More]

ICSI no more effective than IVF

26 January 2015 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A US study has found that despite increased use of ICSI over recent years, the technique is not associated with any improved reproductive outcomes over conventional IVF... [Read More]

Canadian cancer centre reports 'Angelina effect'

08 September 2014 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Angelina Jolie's decision to openly discuss her preventative double mastectomy after testing positive for a dangerous BRCA1 mutation may have led to a dramatic upswing in referrals to genetic counselling services, if results from a Canadian study are widely applicable... [Read More]

Cancer risk genes: could PALB2 be BRCA3?

11 August 2014 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A new study suggests that mutations in a gene called PALB2 are just behind BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations as a leading genetic risk factor for breast cancer... [Read More]

Injectable gene therapy 'could prevent heart attacks'

16 June 2014 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Genes linked to cholesterol levels have been successfully edited in mice who received a single injection, thereby reducing their risk of heart disease, according to a study... [Read More]




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