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Dr Jane Currie

Jane Currie is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is also a doctor (specialty registrar) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with an interest in maternal and fetal medicine. She is currently studying for an MD(Res) at University College London (UCL)'s Institute for Women's Health, where her research focuses on markers of infection and inflammation in the urine of pregnant women. She has an MA in Healthcare Ethics and Law from the University of Manchester, where her dissertation focused on consent issues in pregnant adolescents, and she also has an MA in Clinical Education from the Institute of Education. Previously, she studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She tweets as @janecurrie


BioNews Review articles written by Dr Jane Currie:
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TV Review: Quadruplets and Homeless
30 May 2017 - by Dr Jane Currie
A moving love story, but a missed opportunity to explore ethical issues in IVF... [Read More]
TV Review: Panorama – Inside Britain's Fertility Business
5 December 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
Panorama's investigation into the use of 'add-ons' in private fertility clinics is a novel mixture of undercover journalism and a high-quality systematic review of the clinical evidence... [Read More]
Radio Review: 5 Life - The Science and Stories Behind Pregnancy
15 August 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
This 90-minute radio programme combines the voices of scientists, clinicians and patients to describe the medical, technical and emotional elements involved in infertility and miscarriage... [Read More]
Theatre Review: Tomcat
16 November 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie
Tomcat is a play set in a future where state-controlled prenatal screening has eradicated all genetic conditions. Nearly all, that is... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Jane Currie:
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Australia ART guidelines oppose baby sex selection
24 April 2017 - by Dr Jane Currie
Australia has maintained a ban on sex selection for non-medical reasons, in revised guidelines on assisted reproductive technologies (ART) published this month... [Read More]
Stem cells repair damaged heart muscle in monkeys
17 October 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
Researchers in Japan have used stem cells from a matched donor to repair damaged heart muscle in macaque monkeys... [Read More]
Women without an appendix or tonsils are more fertile
8 August 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
Women who have had their appendix or tonsils removed appear more likely to become pregnant and do so sooner, according to a study... [Read More]
US lab attempting to grow pig embryos with human pancreases
13 June 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
Scientists have used CRISPR to create part-pig, part-human embryos in an attempt to grow human organs for transplant... [Read More]
Protein may help embryos stick to uterus
16 May 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
Researchers have identified a protein that may help developing embryos stick to the uterus... [Read More]
Sperm-binding fake egg could be contraceptive or IVF tool
3 May 2016 - by Dr Jane Currie
Researchers have created a sperm-binding 'fake egg' that could be used to either select the best sperm for fertility treatment or for contraception... [Read More]
Dogs born through IVF for the first time
14 December 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie
A litter of puppies has been born through IVF for the first time, reports a study that has implications not only for veterinary medicine but also for human genetic research... [Read More]
Summit agrees genome editing to proceed, with caution
7 December 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie
An international summit has agreed conditions under which human genome editing, using techniques like CRISPR, should proceed... [Read More]
Genes essential to human life – and cancer – identified
30 November 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie
Scientists have used genome-editing technology to identify a core set of 1580 genes that are essential to human life... [Read More]
Call to end US federal funding ban on chimera research
9 November 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie
A group of researchers have called for an overturn of a recent decision by the National Institutes of Health to suspend funding for research on human–animal chimeras... [Read More]