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Charlie McDermott

Charlie McDermott was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews.

BioNews News articles written by Charlie McDermott:
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Blood vessels grown from stem cells
12 April 2010 - by Charlie McDermott
Stem cell-derived blood vessels grown in the lab could replace artificial versions currently used in heart bypass surgery, following a recent animal study... [Read More]
Infertile UK woman treated with Viagra
29 March 2010 - by Charlie McDermott
Infertile Kerry Horan, 34, gave birth after being given Viagra... [Read More]
Human Epigenome project launched
15 February 2010 - by Charlie McDermott
The International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC), launched in Paris last week, plans to map 1,000 reference epigenomes within a decade... [Read More]
Apology for Huntington's test blunder
24 January 2010 - by Charlie McDermott
A nursing director from the UK's National Health Service (NHS) has issued a public apology to a patient - known as Mr C - and his family after he had been misdiagnosed with Huntington's disease (HD) for almost 20 years. The original genetic test for HD was issued in 1989, when Mr C was in his early 30s, and carried a four per cent chance for false positives. It is believed that Mr C fell into this four per cent and his case has been described as 'extremely rare, if not unique',... [Read More]