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Shaoni Bhattacharya
Science Editor

Shaoni Bhattacharya is Science Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). Together with her fellow BioNews editors Annabel Slater and Jennifer Willows, she runs the BioNews writing scheme, which provides practical science writing training and experience for PhD students. She is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes for Nature, the Royal Society and the European Commission 's online science magazine Horizon. Previously, she was News Editor at New Scientist magazine.

Shaoni has written for a wide variety of other publications including the Mail on Sunday, Psychologies, the GP magazine Pulse, and the Daily Express. She also acts as a consultant for television, including for Love Productions, and she contributes to non-fiction books. She is coauthor of four pregnancy and parenting titles published by Dorling Kindersley including The Pregnant Body Book (buy this book from Amazon UK), which won a Medical Book Award from the British Medical Association in the 'Popular Medicine' category. Her interests include literature, the arts and nature, and she is fascinated by the crossover of art and science. She contributes to - and is an Associate Editor of - the website Arts and Humanities as Higher Education.


 


BioNews News articles written by Shaoni Bhattacharya:

Faster diagnosis hope for mitochondrial disease

14 August 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

A new approach to genetic analysis may lead to a faster way to diagnose mitochondrial disease... [Read More]

Older fathers may have less success with IVF

03 July 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

The success of IVF in women under the age of 40 may be affected by the age of their male partners, suggests a US study... [Read More]

Controversial doctor to use MRT technique for over 40s fertility

19 June 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

The fertility doctor who led the team which produced the world's first baby through mitochondrial replacement therapy is now looking to use the same technique in a commercial venture... [Read More]

Cancer-causing effect of common chemical pinpointed

05 June 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

A common chemical found in household products could increase the risk of cancer by blocking the ability of cells to fix genetic flaws which lead to the disease... [Read More]

FDA gives go-ahead to first cancer drug based on genetics

30 May 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

The first cancer drug based on a specific genetic feature has been approved by the US drugs regulator... [Read More]

Sperm 'radar' sorts the good from the bad

30 May 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

A giant scanner has been successfully used to sort 'good' sperm from 'bad'... [Read More]

Large bank of human stem cell lines made in Europe

15 May 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

One of the world's largest sets of human stem cell lines from healthy people was unveiled last week...

HFEA to investigate claims of poor practice in UK fertility sector

08 May 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

The UK's fertility regulator, the HFEA, says it will be investigating a series of allegations concerning the fertility industry made by the Daily Mail newspaper last week... [Read More]


 

 

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