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Ceri Durham

Ceri Durham is a former Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme, and is currently studying for an LLM in Medical Law at Queen Mary University of London. Having previously worked as a solicitor doing commercial and private client work for so-called 'ultra-high-net worth individuals', she is moving towards a new career path based (somehow) on her studies, her passion for campaigning for improvements in maternity services, and supporting women with choices in chidlbirth. She is particularly interested in learning more about how scientific writings can be made more accessible to a lay audience.

BioNews Review articles written by Ceri Durham:
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Radio Review: Banking on Birmingham - the National Sperm Bank
6 July 2015 - by Ceri Durham
Banking on Birmingham: the National Sperm Bank was a half-hour documentary on BBC Radio 4 that looked at the opening of a new national British sperm bank in Birmingham... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Ceri Durham:
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Prenatal test detects cancer in mothers
20 July 2015 - by Ceri Durham
Abnormal results from a non-invasive prenatal test for fetal chromosome abnormality may indicate the presence of previously undetected cancers in some mothers.... [Read More]
ASHG warns parents to limit genetic testing
13 July 2015 - by Ceri Durham
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has cautioned against genome-wide genetic testing unless clinically indicated, especially for children... [Read More]
Sequenom prenatal test patent ruled invalid by appeals court
22 June 2015 - by Ceri Durham
A US federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that Sequenom's prenatal MaterniT21 test is not sufficiently 'inventive' to be patentable.... [Read More]
Genetic link to creativity and mental illness reported
15 June 2015 - by Ceri Durham
Researchers say they have identified a genetic link between 'creativity' and the risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder... [Read More]
Genes influence timing of motherhood
8 June 2015 - by Ceri Durham
Analysis of the genomes of thousands of women suggests that a woman's genes influence the age at which she first becomes a mother and the number of children she will have... [Read More]
Nature vs Nurture: well-matched opponents
1 June 2015 - by Ceri Durham
Researchers studying thousands of human traits have concluded that, overall, they are influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors... [Read More]
US scientists to write CRISPR 'rulebook'
26 May 2015 - by Ceri Durham
Scientists will gather in the USA later this year to produce ethical guidelines on the use of human gene-editing techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9.... [Read More]