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Charlotte Spicer

Charlotte Spicer 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 at University College London's Institute of Neurology, with funding from the Medical Research Council's Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases. Her research, conducted under the supervision of Professor Linda Greensmith, aims to investigate the effects of upregulating the heat shock response in models of a rare muscle-wasting disease - inclusion body myositis. Previously, she studied Neuroscience at the University of Leeds, with a year’s industrial experience with the London Pain Consortium at Imperial College London. Her essay 'The Bigger Picture' was shortlisted for the Max Perutz Science Writing Award.

BioNews Review articles written by Charlotte Spicer:
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Event Review: Wellcome Collection Packed Lunch - DNA Repair
17 July 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
It’s not often a PhD student finds themselves with a whole hour to break for lunch. So when asked to review one of the Wellcome Trust’s 'Packed Lunch' talks, I jumped at the chance to make better use of some rare free time. The monthly event, situated at the Euston-based Wellcome Collection, promises to feed your curiosity... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Charlotte Spicer:
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Study shows genome editing is possible in the kidney
26 November 2018 - by Charlotte Spicer
Scientists have successfully used genome editing in the kidneys of mice for the first time... [Read More]
First in-body genome editing trial appears safe
10 September 2018 - by Charlotte Spicer
Preliminary results from the first clinical trial to use genome editing directly in the body suggest that the technique is safe... [Read More]
Scientists use CRISPR in human sperm cells
9 July 2018 - by Charlotte Spicer
US scientists have successfully delivered CRISPR genome editing components to human sperm cells for the first time... [Read More]
Scientists film brain stem cells dividing into neurons for first time
12 February 2018 - by Charlotte Spicer
Researchers have successfully filmed the division of stem cells in an adult mouse brain, for the first time... [Read More]
Gene therapy hope for haemophilia
11 December 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
Scientists have successfully used gene therapy to prevent bleeding in a small trial of patients with the inherited blood disorder haemophilia B... [Read More]
Gene therapy halts fatal child brain disease
9 October 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
A new gene therapy has halted the progression of a fatal degenerative brain disease in a small study of affected boys... [Read More]
Disease-causing mutation edited out of human embryos
7 August 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
Scientists have published their study confirming they are the first to correct a disease-causing mutation in human embryos using genome editing... [Read More]
US lab may have edited human embryos for first time
31 July 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
Scientists in the US may have successfully used genome editing in human embryos to correct disease mutations, according to a report by MIT Technology Review... [Read More]
South Asian social systems give insight into genetics
24 July 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
Genome-wide analysis in South Asian populations may provide insight into rare genetic diseases, suggests research... [Read More]
Liquid biopsy may help target prostate cancer treatment
26 June 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
A new three-in-one blood test could progress personalised treatment for patients with prostate cancer... [Read More]