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Daniel Jacobson

Daniel Jacobson is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is studying for a PhD in computational cancer genetics at University College London (UCL), as part of the at UCL/Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Partnership. His research focuses on using machine learning and cancer genomics data to identify DNA repair deficiencies, potentially alluding to therapeutic targets in cancer. Previously, he obtained an MSci in Natural Sciences from UCL. He tweets as @DanH_Jacobson _


BioNews Review articles written by Daniel Jacobson:
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Film Review: The Art of Waiting
23 November 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
From a purely practical standpoint, IVF is surely a brilliant cinematic device for a film about a relationship. It's an opportunity to explore a whole range of topics – how relationships tolerate the sheer amount of strain, how individuals begin to portray themselves and their partner, how they are treated by their friends and relatives – each bringing with it romance, passion, conflict, and, hopefully, humour and love... [Read More]
Event Review: The Genetics of Mental Health – Episode one
12 October 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
We get a great deal of mileage out of the terms 'nature' and 'nurture', even though thinking about evolution, human beings, and life using these supposedly distinct and mutually exclusive labels is surely a gross simplification... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Mapping Humanity – How modern genetics is changing criminal justice, personalised medicine, and our identities
21 September 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Facilitating productive discussion between scientists, policymakers, and the public surrounding genetic technologies, and their applications, is more crucial than ever... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Daniel Jacobson:
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IVF to be publicly funded in Québec
16 November 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Public funding for IVF will become available again for couples in Québec, Canada, struggling to conceive, following its cancellation in 2015... [Read More]
Gene crucial to the regulation of sexual desire in men discovered
21 September 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
A single gene which encodes the enzyme aromatase, is crucial for the regulation of male sexual desire according to research from Northwestern University, Illinois... [Read More]
Irish Court to consider passport application for surrogate-born child
14 September 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs has been challenged in the High Court of Ireland after 'unreasonable delays' in processing a passport application made on behalf of a child born via surrogacy abroad... [Read More]
IVF postcode lottery for breast cancer patients
24 August 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Breast cancer patients seeking NHS-funded fertility treatment are facing a postcode lottery to access the service... [Read More]
Menopausal woman gives birth following blood plasma injection
17 August 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
A woman in menopause has given birth following an experimental blood procedure, indicating a possible method for re-inducing fertility in menopausal women... [Read More]
Human genes renamed as Microsoft Excel reads them as dates
10 August 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Twenty-seven human genes have been renamed by the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) over the past year due to Excel misreading their symbols as dates... [Read More]
Known genes associated with male infertility doubled
3 August 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Thirty-three genes associated with male infertility have been identified through a 'genomics-first' approach to understanding the condition... [Read More]
Human quadruple-stranded DNA discovered
27 July 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Quadruple-stranded DNA has been observed in healthy human cells for the first time, shedding light on its possible role in cancer... [Read More]