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Meghna Kataria

Meghna Kataria 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 in Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology at the Francis Crick Institute. Her research, conducted in the laboratory of Dr Frank Uhlmann, focuses on the molecular basis of accurate division of cells. Previously, she studied Molecular Biology at the University of Edinburgh.

 


BioNews Review articles written by Meghna Kataria:

Podcast Review: The UK's Genetic Structure Revealed

20 April 2015 - by Meghna Kataria

This podcast by the Guardian's Science Weekly features an interview with Professor Peter Donnelly from the University of Oxford. As a part of the People of the British Isles project, his team has just mapped the DNA of 2,039 Caucasian Britons from all over rural UK revealing new insights into what it means to be British... [Read More]


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Huntington's disease in mice partly reversed using CRISPR

26 June 2017 - by Meghna Kataria

Eliminating the faulty protein that causes Huntingdon's disease goes some way to reversing disease progression in mice, a study has found... [Read More]

Rapid blood test could detect lung cancer

24 April 2017 - by Meghna Kataria

A blood test could swiftly detect gene mutations found in lung cancer, allowing faster commencement of treatment... [Read More]

New CRISPR technique could improve precision

05 October 2015 - by Meghna Kataria

Scientists have identified a new version of the gene-editing technique CRISPR, which could enable greater precision in the editing of genomes, while making its use simpler and more flexible... [Read More]

Donor IVF less successful with frozen eggs

17 August 2015 - by Meghna Kataria

Using frozen donated eggs over fresh ones for IVF hampers the odds of a successful live birth, a study has found... [Read More]

Chromosomes play active role in cell division

20 July 2015 - by Meghna Kataria

A study has shown that chromosomes, far from being passive participants as had been assumed, are actively involved in the process of cell division... [Read More]

Sperm DNA changes linked to autism

20 April 2015 - by Meghna Kataria

A study has found a link between DNA methylation levels in sperm and an increased risk of autism in children, indicating that epigenetic changes could explain why the disorder appears to run in families.... [Read More]

Iceland genome study predicts DNA of entire nation

30 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria

Scientists in Iceland have produced a comprehensive portrait of the nation's genetic makeup... [Read More]

Embryo gene-editing is unsafe and unethical, say gene-editing scientists

23 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria

Scientists have called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 in human embryos and germ cells... [Read More]

15 new breast cancer 'hotspots' found

16 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria

A new study has uncovered fifteen novel 'hotspots' in the human genome that increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer - bringing the total count of known genetic risk factors to 94... [Read More]

Drug helps young breast cancer patients avoid early menopause

09 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria

A drug can reduce the risk of infertility and early menopause in women undergoing chemotherapy for certain early stage breast cancers... [Read More]

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