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Amina Yonis

Amina Yonis 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 at University College London's Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, where her research focuses on the protein composition of the cell cortex and its role in cell division and motility. Previously, she studied Biochemistry at King's College London, and went on to obtain an MRes in Biomedical Research at Imperial College London.


BioNews Review articles written by Amina Yonis:
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Event Review: Genetic Screening and Respect for Persons
18 July 2016 - by Amina Yonis
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is improving all the time, and the tests may soon be offered to all pregnant women on the NHS. This event explored how to ensure that prospective mothers are properly counselled to make informed decisions about their pregnancy... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Amina Yonis:
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Gene testing in young patients may uncover 'cancer families'
8 August 2016 - by Amina Yonis
More than half of patients with sarcoma, a rare cancer, have mutations that are known to increase the risk of other types of cancer... [Read More]
Womb transplant mother pregnant again
27 June 2016 - by Amina Yonis
A Swedish woman who gave birth in 2014 following a womb transplant is pregnant with a second child... [Read More]
Study finds most fertility tracker apps are inaccurate
20 June 2016 - by Amina Yonis
Most fertility-tracking websites and phone apps provide women with inaccurate information on the best time to conceive, a study has found... [Read More]
Acute myeloid leukaemia made up of 'at least 11 subtypes'
13 June 2016 - by Amina Yonis
A study on the blood cancer acute myeloid leukaemia has shown which combinations of mutations lead to the most aggressive forms of the disease and revealed a complicated picture at the genetic level... [Read More]
Healthy lifestyle reduces risk of common breast-cancer genes
31 May 2016 - by Amina Yonis
Researchers in the USA have found that following a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer among certain women with a strong genetic disposition to the condition... [Read More]
Scientists pick out nose genes
23 May 2016 - by Amina Yonis
Researchers have discovered four genes that play a part in determining the shape of people's noses... [Read More]