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Bernie Owusu-Yaw

Bernie Owusu-Yaw 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 Neuroscience at University College London, where the aim of her research is to develop models of inherited prion diseases. The models will be used to investigate the molecular mechanisms of these diseases.


BioNews Review articles written by Bernie Owusu-Yaw:
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Podcast Review: Egg freezing, fertility and IVF (Sista Collective, BBC Radio 5 Live)
22 July 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The Sista Collective is the 'BBC's first homegrown podcast led and hosted by black British women'. Journalist Jessie Aru-Phillips is joined by TV presenter Scarlett Douglas and model Eunice Olumide to discuss egg freezing, fertility and IVF through the lens of women of colour... [Read More]
Podcast review: Future Uterus – The ultimate designer accessory (ABC)
29 April 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
This podcast mini-series by ABC takes a 'womb's eye view of reproduction', in the words of its presenter Natasha Mitchell... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Bernie Owusu-Yaw:
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Sperm selection method could offer sex selection
19 August 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Scientists at Hiroshima University have discovered a new sperm separation technique which could be used in future for sex selection... [Read More]
Woman wants ex-wife's embryos destroyed despite no genetic link
17 June 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
A woman in Sydney, Australia is seeking a court order for the destruction of 12 embryos that are not genetically linked to her... [Read More]
USA to roll out DNA testing at Mexico border
7 May 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The USA's Department of Homeland Security is expected to initiate a DNA testing pilot programme this week at the US-Mexico border, in efforts to verify genetic relationships within families entering the USA... [Read More]
Scientists insert human genes into monkey brains
15 April 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Monkeys with an inserted human gene involved in brain development performed better on cognitive tasks, a new study has found... [Read More]
New York attorney general sues stem cell clinic
8 April 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The New York attorney general, Letitia James, has filed a lawsuit against a stem cell clinic and the sole doctor working there, for allegedly mis-selling unproven treatments to vulnerable patients... [Read More]
Trans men retain fertility one year after testosterone treatment
1 April 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The ovarian function of transgender men was preserved after one year of testosterone therapy, a small study has found... [Read More]
Healthy monkey born from sperm from transplanted testes tissue
25 March 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
A healthy female monkey, called Grady, has been born using sperm isolated from transplanted testicular tissue, marking the first time a live primate has been produced using this technique... [Read More]
IVF baby birth weights have been rising for 25 years
18 March 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The average birth weight of babies conceived by IVF has increased by approximately 180 grams over a 25-year period, a UK study suggests... [Read More]
Two more patients free of HIV after stem-cell transplants
11 March 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Two HIV patients have been found to have undetectable levels of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants as part of treatment for cancer. There has only been one other case of this kind, reported ten years ago in Berlin... [Read More]