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Alegria Vaz Mouyal

Alegria Vaz Mouyal was previously 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 Reproductive Health at the Institute for Women's Health (based at University College London and at University College Hospital's Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing). There, her research focuses on the way British Orthodox Jewish women experience infertility. She originally studied Biomedical Science at Middlesex University London, and went on to obtain obtained an MSc in Reproductive Science and Women's Health at UCL. She takes keen interest in science, medical ethics and reproductive sociology.


BioNews Review articles written by Alegria Vaz Mouyal:
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Podcast Review: Episode 1: The Gene Gap - What does it mean to be human?
23 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a parent of a child with Down's syndrome?... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Alegria Vaz Mouyal:
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UK whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus
30 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
The UK Government and itsĀ chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, have backed research to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves by using whole genome sequencing... [Read More]
Coronavirus testing support offered by the Francis Crick Institute
23 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
More than 300 scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London have volunteered their services to carry out coronavirus tests in their labs... [Read More]
Hormone gradient chip to assess male fertility
24 February 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
A chip designed to mimic the chemical trail from sperm to egg may offer a more comprehensive picture of male fertility... [Read More]
Improved base-editors advance CRISPR based genome editing
17 February 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Refined base editing techniques that appear to reduce off-target effects may improve the accuracy of future gene therapies, according to new research... [Read More]
Coronavirus in newborn raises transmission questions
10 February 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
A newborn baby has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, prompting questions about whether it can be passed from mother to child in the womb... [Read More]
Primate ovarian ageing study has implications for human fertility
3 February 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Scientists from China and the USA have used non-human primateĀ ovaries to improve understanding of why female fertility declines with age... [Read More]
Can posthumous donation tackle the UK's sperm shortage?
27 January 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Men should be permitted to donate their sperm after death in the same way they can donate organs, according to a new paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics... [Read More]