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Isobel Steer

Isobel Steer is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and is also a PhD researcher in the Bioengineering and Chemistry Departments at Imperial College London, developing a device to study protein-DNA interactions. She previously studied Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford, where she wrote for and edited magazines including Bang! and Phenotype. She tweets as @isosteer


BioNews Review articles written by Isobel Steer:
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TV Review: CBS 60 Minutes – 'CRISPR'
18 June 2018 - by Isobel Steer
The world is waking up to CRISPR. American media giant CBS sets out to explain to the public what genome editing is – and why it matters – by interviewing some of the top scientists behind the technology... [Read More]
Radio review: Life Scientific – Sir John Burn
5 March 2018 - by Isobel Steer
'​​​​If you've had one child with a major problem, will it happen again? If several members of your family have developed an early onset neurological disorder, you say, will it be me?'... [Read More]
Book Review: Stem Cell Dialogues - A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry into Medical Frontiers
11 September 2017 - by Isobel Steer
Is using and destroying a human embryo for medical research ethical? This question is constantly considered in our newspapers, courtrooms and research labs. You almost certainly have an opinion on it... [Read More]
Event Review: Who owns your genome?
3 October 2016 - by Isobel Steer
Do you know who owns your genome? And who, if anyone, would you choose to give your genetic information to? This debate, organised by the British Science Association and supported by Genomics England, covered the cutting-edge issues in genomic ethics and legality... [Read More]
TV Review: My Amazing Twin
5 September 2016 - by Isobel Steer
My Amazing Twin offers a thought-provoking look at both the scientific and the personal side of type 1 neurofibromatosis... [Read More]
Event Review: The Francis Crick Prize Lecture 2015
21 December 2015 - by Isobel Steer
If you'd like to learn more about epigenetics, or just watch a masterly science presenter at work, look to 2015 Francis Crick Prize winner Professor Rob Klose... [Read More]
Book Review: One Plus One Equals One - Symbiosis and the Evolution of Complex Life
1 June 2015 - by Isobel Steer
Professor John Archibald masterfully tells the incredible tale of passionate scientists, their hair-raising experiments, and the ancient cellular alliances that spawned multicellular life as we know it... [Read More]
Radio Review: Exchanges at the Frontier - Genomics
23 February 2015 - by Isobel Steer
Within the first minute, it is already clear that genomic sequencing is something of a Pandora's Box; or, as AC Grayling calls it, 'a modern dilemma'... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Isobel Steer:
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Gene therapy treats deadly Gaucher disease in the womb
23 July 2018 - by Isobel Steer
Gene therapy has successfully treated a disorder in mice while still inside the womb, according to a study published in Nature Medicine... [Read More]
Repetitive behaviours in rare form of autism 'edited out' in mice
2 July 2018 - by Isobel Steer
Genome editing technology has been used to edit out autistic traits in mice with a rare form of the condition, according to a new study in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering... [Read More]
DNA editing outside the cell with CRISPR could improve cancer diagnosis
23 April 2018 - by Isobel Steer
'Cell-free' CRISPR has been developed by scientists at the Christine Care Health System's Gene Editing Institute in Delaware, allowing them to extract cellular DNA and make multiple, significant edits to the genetic code... [Read More]
US regulators clarify stance on CRISPR'd food
9 April 2018 - by Isobel Steer
CRISPR greens may soon be served in the USA: the US Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue clarified the US Department of Agriculture's stance on crops that have been genome-edited using the tool... [Read More]
Mediterranean diet in women improves IVF success
5 February 2018 - by Isobel Steer
Researchers in Greece have found that a Mediterranean diet is linked with an over 65 percent improvement in a woman’s chances of a successful IVF pregnancy... [Read More]
Gene therapy temporarily halts type 1 diabetes in mice
8 January 2018 - by Isobel Steer
A gene therapy has been used to restore normal blood sugar levels in mice with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published this month in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
New CRISPR technique reverses diabetes and kidney failure in mice without cutting DNA
11 December 2017 - by Isobel Steer
Scientists in California have used a modified form of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing approach to epigenetically treat diabetes, kidney disease and muscular dystrophy in mice... [Read More]
AI test could be first screening tool for ovarian cancer
6 November 2017 - by Isobel Steer
Machine learning has been used to develop a promising screening test for ovarian cancer, a team of US-based researchers has said... [Read More]
Daughters inherit miscarrage risk from smoking mothers
17 July 2017 - by Isobel Steer
Mothers who smoke during pregnancy have daughters who are more likely to experience miscarriages... [Read More]
Mutations associated with cancer found in endometriosis
15 May 2017 - by Isobel Steer
Cancer-related mutations have been found in tissue taken from patients with deep endometriosis... [Read More]