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Javier Bautista

Javier Bautista is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is studying for a PhD at University College London (UCL), where his research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of mitochondrial disease. Previously, he studied Biomedicine at UCL. He takes a keen interest in science writing and science communication, and is also an LGBTQ+ activist. He tweets as @JaviBautista_


BioNews Review articles written by Javier Bautista:
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Podcast Review: Some Families – We're both the other daddy
19 October 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Surrogacy has given queer couples the opportunity to have a biological child, expanding ideas about the paths to parenthood... [Read More]
TV Review: Our Baby – A modern miracle
10 August 2020 - by Javier Bautista
The journey towards parenthood can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a lifetime... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists - The coronavirus mutation situation
22 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
The COVID-19 pandemic has become the main medical event of our generation... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Javier Bautista:
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Israel will allow same sex couples to access surrogacy
19 July 2021 - by Javier Bautista
Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples and single men will be able to become parents through surrogacy... [Read More]
Noncoding genome sheds light on developmental disorders
7 June 2021 - by Javier Bautista
Seven newly-identified variants in non-coding regions of the genome suggest a new diagnostic strategy for developmental disorders in children... [Read More]
Researchers warn of unintended effects from CRISPR genome editing
19 April 2021 - by Javier Bautista
Using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in human embryos may introduce 'on-target' errors... [Read More]
Stem cell treatment leads to improvement in spinal cord injuries
1 March 2021 - by Javier Bautista
Stem cell therapy significantly improved spinal cord injuries in a small clinical trial... [Read More]
COVID-19 may affect male fertility in four key ways
25 January 2021 - by Javier Bautista
Targeted invasion of the testes, cellular interference, inflammation and stress are the four key ways by which COVID-19 may affect fertility... [Read More]
COVID-19 invades the testes of some men infected with SARS-CoV-2
9 November 2020 - by Javier Bautista
COVID-19 can invade testes in men who are infected with the virus, suggesting potential implications to male fertility, according to a new study.... [Read More]
Higher incidence of immunological diseases in donor sperm-conceived adults
28 September 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Adults conceived through sperm donation self-reported higher frequencies of immunological diseases compared with adults born through spontaneous conception, according to a new study... [Read More]
Mitochondrial antioxidant may prevent future heart disease
24 August 2020 - by Javier Bautista
An antioxidant treatment during pregnancy may prevent heart problems caused by low oxygen levels... [Read More]
Mini organs show how coronavirus attacks the body
29 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Mini organs are being developed from stem cells to study how the SARS-Co-V2 affects the body... [Read More]
CRISPR trial shows promising results for sickle cell and thalassaemia
22 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
CRISPR genome editing has been successfully used to treat three patients with blood disorders in a clinical trial... [Read More]