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Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception MSc

Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves 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 Epidemiology at University College London in collaboration with Public Health England. Her research, which is funded by the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, focuses on understanding the epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus in young children in order to inform vaccine policy. Previously, she studied Biology at Newcastle University, where she went on to obtain an MRes in Epidemiology.


BioNews Review articles written by Rachel Reeves:

Radio Review: Dear Baby Mine

25 July 2016 - by Rachel Reeves

Dear Baby Mine is a Radio 4 drama based on the true story of Conor, who is diagnosed with azoospermia, and the emotional rollercoaster that ensues... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Rachel Reeves:

Mathematical formula describes how sperm swim

27 March 2017 - by Rachel Reeves

The movement of sperm can be explained by a relatively simple mathematical formula, according to new research... [Read More]

'Education genes' linked to lower fertility are declining

23 January 2017 - by Rachel Reeves

Genes linked to attaining higher levels of education are declining... [Read More]

Gene that 'limits desire for alcohol'

05 December 2016 - by Rachel Reeves

A newly discovered gene variant seems to reduce an individual's fondness for alcohol, a study has found... [Read More]

New 'obesity gene' found in half of Samoan population

01 August 2016 - by Rachel Reeves

A newly discovered genetic variant in the Samoan population increases obesity risk by 35 percent – the largest effect of any obesity gene... [Read More]

CRISPR cancer therapy trial gets go-ahead in US

27 June 2016 - by Rachel Reeves

The first in-human use of the genome-editing technology CRISPR has been approved by a US federal safety board... [Read More]

US regulator weighs up CRISPR cancer therapy trial

20 June 2016 - by Rachel Reeves

A US federal safety board is set to review an application for the first in-human use of CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing technology to treat cancer... [Read More]

Personalised medicine leads to better cancer outcomes

13 June 2016 - by Rachel Reeves

Genetic sequencing leading to targeted treatment significantly improves cancer patient outcomes in early-stage clinical trials, according to a study... [Read More]

Second gene therapy wins approval in Europe

06 June 2016 - by Rachel Reeves

The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for a gene therapy to treat children with an extremely rare, life-threatening genetic disorder... [Read More]

DNA damage from cannabis use can be inherited, scientists claim

31 May 2016 - by Rachel Reeves

A research review suggests that cannabis use damages DNA, and claims that this damage can be inherited... [Read More]

Rare mutation may protect against heart disease

23 May 2016 - by Rachel Reeves

A rare genetic mutation reduces the risk of having a heart attack by one-third, a study has found... [Read More]



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