The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 24-25 March 2018
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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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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]
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 20312
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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Tumour gene tests produce conflicting results
19 December 2016 - by Isobel Steer
A study has cast doubts on the reliability of 'liquid biopsies' – blood tests that detect tumour mutations and are increasingly used to guide treatment... [Read More]
Genetic basis of schizophrenia unfolds
24 October 2016 - by Isobel Steer
Scientists using a new 3D chromosome-mapping technique have uncovered a genetic connection between schizophrenia and early fetal brain development ... [Read More]
Study links gene to skin ageing
3 May 2016 - by Isobel Steer
Scientists say they have identified a gene that could explain why some people appear to look younger than they are... [Read More]
Girl childhood cancer survivors less likely than boys to become infertile
4 April 2016 - by Isobel Steer
A large study has confirmed that modern chemotherapy regimes for childhood cancers can adversely affect both male and female fertility... [Read More]
Genetics company launches huge open-access database
14 March 2016 - by Isobel Steer
Genetic-testing company Ambry Genetics has launched a huge database of cancer-patient genetics, freely available to the public... [Read More]
Neanderthal DNA linked to today's diseases
22 February 2016 - by Isobel Steer
Neanderthal-derived DNA influences our risk of certain diseases, including addiction, blood clots, skin conditions and depression, a recent study has found.... [Read More]
New gene mutation linked to ovarian cancer
25 January 2016 - by Isobel Steer
Scientists have identified a mutation in the gene BRIP1 that triples a woman's risk of ovarian cancer... [Read More]
Spermatid injection technique allows 'sterile' men to become fathers
9 November 2015 - by Isobel Steer
Men previously considered sterile have successfully fathered children thanks to a newly improved technique called round spermatid injection (ROSI)... [Read More]
Chinese scientists create genetically edited dogs
26 October 2015 - by Isobel Steer
Scientists in China have used the gene-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 to create dogs with increased muscle mass... [Read More]
Cancer blood-test launch raises eyebrows
14 September 2015 - by Isobel Steer
A US startup called Pathway Genomics has launched the first commercial 'liquid biopsy' to identify cancerous mutations via a blood test... [Read More]