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Dr Eleanor Lynam

Dr Eleanor Lynam is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently working as a post-doctoral research scientist in vascular biology at the Royal Veterinary College after studying for a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology at University College London. Her research focuses on the regulatory mechanisms governing vascular function. Previously, she studied Inflammation at Queen Mary University, where she obtained an MRes.

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Eleanor Lynam:
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Book Review: Robo-Babies
6 September 2021 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
When my wife and I found out we were going to become mums to twin girls, one of our first conversations was about how we would teach them about the miracle of life... [Read More]
Podcast Review: 'Genetics Unzipped' by the Genetics Society
21 January 2019 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
As a hardened podcast obsessive working in the field of genetics, I was excited to listen to the Genetics Society podcast 'Genetics Unzipped'... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Eleanor Lynam:
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Nationwide UK public dialogue supports whole genome sequencing in newborns
12 July 2021 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
Members of the UK public are largely supportive of the use of whole genome sequencing in newborn screening, according to a national public dialogue... [Read More]
UK offers genomic expertise to identify new COVID strains worldwide
1 February 2021 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
The UK has offered to use its world-leading expertise in genomics to aid countries that lack the resources to identify evolving variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus... [Read More]
CRISPR genome editing pioneers win Nobel prize in chemistry
12 October 2020 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
Professors Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of CRISPR genome editing... [Read More]
Coronavirus may infect embryos early in pregnancy
10 August 2020 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
New evidence suggests that embryos may be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 viral infection, the virus responsible for COVID-19... [Read More]
Patients test positive for COVID-19 after clinical recovery
26 May 2020 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
COVID-19 patients are testing positive for genetic elements of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, up to 24 days after hospital discharge... [Read More]
Epigenetic changes linked to biological age
24 February 2020 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
Researchers at the University of Southern California report that a person's body-age is in some cases over 40 years above their actual age, whilst some people have a body-age that is decades younger... [Read More]
Genetic screening of embryos may not lead to smarter babies
25 November 2019 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
'Designer babies' created via IVF and selected on the basis of genetic combinations for intelligence or height are unlikely to become reality, according to a recent study... [Read More]
US project on 1 million genomes lines up genetic counsellors
27 August 2019 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
A US governmental programme which aims to sequence the genomes of one million people has teamed up with a company to offer genetic counselling to participants... [Read More]
DNA tests can come with a placebo effect
17 December 2018 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
Being aware of a genetic risk can cause a 'placebo effect', a recent study has found... [Read More]
Cambodia releases detained surrogates
10 December 2018 - by Dr Eleanor Lynam
Thirty-two Cambodian women charged with human trafficking for acting as surrogates have been released on bail on the condition that they keep the children... [Read More]