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Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception MSc

Dr Molly Godfrey

Molly Godfrey is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She got her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at Cancer Research UK's London Research Institute (now subsumed into The Francis Crick Institute), where her work made use of budding yeast to further our understanding of the molecular mechanisms controlling cell replication. Previously, she studied Biological Sciences at the University of Warwick.


BioNews Review articles written by Dr Molly Godfrey:

Event Review: The Physiological Society's 2014 annual public lecture

07 July 2014 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

A doctor by training and a researcher at the forefront of fertility studies, Professor Lord Robert Winston, pioneer in the field of IVF and PGD, discusses the implications of new techniques for genetically modifying embryos in the Physiological Society's 2014 annual public lecture... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Molly Godfrey:


Existing drugs could benefit one in five breast cancer patients

20 March 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

A genetic study of breast cancer patients suggests that existing drugs for treating rare breast and ovarian cancers may help more patients than previously thought... [Read More]

First human trial of gene therapy for Fabry disease

17 February 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

A Canadian man with Fabry disease – a rare, inherited enzyme deficiency – is the first person to be given gene therapy for the condition... [Read More]

Cancer genetics discovery could revolutionise treatment

07 March 2016 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

Scientists have identified a method by which all the cells in a tumour could potentially be recognised and eradicated by the patient's own immune system... [Read More]

100,000 Genomes Project diagnoses children with rare diseases

18 January 2016 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

Two girls have become the first children to be diagnosed with rare genetic conditions through the 100,000 Genomes Project – the NHS DNA-sequencing initiative... [Read More]

Childhood cancers linked to adult cancer genes

23 November 2015 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

A substantial proportion of childhood cancers are caused by mutations in genes that are known to cause cancer in adults, scientists have found... [Read More]

Genetic link to sex crimes found

13 April 2015 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

Fathers or brothers of men found guilty of committing a sexual offence are four to five times more likely than average to commit an offence themselves, a new study claims... [Read More]

Breast cancer recurrence gene test gets NHS go-ahead

09 February 2015 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

A genetic test to estimate the chance of breast cancer recurrence after surgery is set to become more widely available on the NHS.... [Read More]

Gene found to double risk of heart attacks.

15 December 2014 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

Scientists have identified a set of rare gene mutations that may increase the risk of early heart attacks... [Read More]

Human brainwaves control gene activity in mice

18 November 2014 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

A technique to switch genes on and off with the power of thought alone has been developed by scientists... [Read More]

Illumina partners big pharma for 'one gene test fits all' approach to cancer

26 August 2014 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

The DNA sequencing company Illumina have announced collaborations with three major pharmaceutical companies - AstraZeneca, Sanofi and Johnson & Johnson - to develop a single test for several gene mutations in cancer... [Read More]




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