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Jamie Rickman

Jamie Rickman was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying for a PhD in Biophysics at the Francis Crick Institute, where her research focuses on mathematical and computational modelling of the microtubule cytoskeleton. Previously, she studied Physics at Imperial College London, and went on to obtain an MRes in Modelling Biological Complexity from University College London's Centre for Computation, Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology.

BioNews Review articles written by Jamie Rickman:
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Book Review: Selective Reproduction in the 21st Century
29 January 2018 - by Jamie Rickman
In 2012, social scientists representing 20 different countries and all five continents gathered to discuss the 'routinisation' and globalisation of selective reproductive technologies in Copenhagen, Denmark... [Read More]
Event Review: The future of female fertility? Egg freezing and social change
3 April 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
Can egg freezing be considered a feminist technology? Should we really be addressing the failures of a social fabric that requires women to preserve their fertility at all? This event was an exciting opening to an urgently needed discussion and is the first in a series of 'fertile conversations' that should be eagerly anticipated... [Read More]
Event Review: End to End - Telomeres and Ageing
25 November 2013 - by Jamie Rickman
The 2013 Schrödinger Lecture at Imperial College London was delivered by Dr Elizabeth Blackburn, an Australian-American biologist based in California... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Jamie Rickman:
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Why single embryo transfers in IVF sometimes result in twins
15 October 2018 - by Jamie Rickman
The reasons why IVF treatment sometimes results in twin or triplet births – even though only one embryo is used – have been found by the largest study to date on single embryo transfer and multiple pregnancy... [Read More]
Discovery of testes microbiome gives clues on infertility
25 June 2018 - by Jamie Rickman
Bacteria present in male testes – the testicular microbiome – may provide clues towards understanding a common form of male infertility... [Read More]
FDA to streamline path for direct-to-consumer genetic testing
13 November 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
The US Food and Drugs Administration has further deregulated direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests, meaning that some will be approved for market without a pre-market review... [Read More]
Female is not 'default sex' of embryos
21 August 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
A protein that controls removal of male reproductive tissue in female mice embryos has been discovered... 
FDA approves home genetic tests for 10 diseases
10 April 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first genetic test to estimate an individual's risk of disease that can be sold directly to consumers... [Read More]
Complete synthetic yeast organism almost a reality
13 March 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
An international team has rewritten the genetic code of five chromosomes in yeast – one third of the organism's entire genome... [Read More]
Autism linked to cognitive genes
6 March 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
Researchers have discovered that genetic variants associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also correlate with higher intelligence... [Read More]
Stem cell treatment halts multiple sclerosis for five years
27 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
A study has demonstrated that a new, one-off stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis can 'freeze' progression of the disease for five years in some patients... [Read More]
New genetic links to pancreatic cancer discovered
20 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
Researchers have used whole-genome sequencing to uncover new mutations responsible for a rare type of pancreatic cancer... [Read More]
Deaf mice able to hear 'whispers' after gene therapy
13 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
An improved gene-therapy technique using a synthetic virus has restored the hearing of deaf mice up to the level of a whisper... [Read More]