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Jennifer Willows

Legal Editor

Jennifer Willows is Legal Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). Together with her fellow BioNews editors Shaoni Bhattacharya and Martha Henriques, she runs the BioNews writing scheme, which provides practical science writing training and experience for PhD students.

Jennifer originally studied Biology and Microbiology at Imperial College London, and went on to obtain an LLB in Law from Birkbeck University of London and an MA in Medical Ethics and Law from King's College London. She then started working at PET as a Volunteer, and refused to leave. She loves tea and dogs, and she tweets as @jenwillows

BioNews Comment articles written by Jennifer Willows:
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Putting your genome to work: for the NHS, for industry, for the UK post-Brexit
9 April 2018 - by Jennifer Willows
The Progress Educational Trust event 'Putting Your Genome to Work: For the NHS, for Industry, for the UK Post-Brexit' took place at Amnesty International in London on 21 March 2018... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Jennifer Willows:
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Theatre Review: Of Kith and Kin, Bush Theatre
4 December 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
Of Kith and Kin is a play about surrogacy that seems to have very little to say about surrogacy... [Read More]
Theatre Review: Bodies, Royal Court Theatre
29 August 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
At the opening of the play, couple Clem and Josh have decided to pursue surrogacy after suffering multiple miscarriages. We find out that the egg will come from a Russian donor, be fertilised with Josh's sperm, and then implanted in an Indian surrogate... [Read More]
Event Review: 'Genome editing: an ethical review' launch
31 October 2016 - by Jennifer Willows
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics presented its preliminary report 'Genome editing: an ethical review' in the genteel surroundings of the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Jennifer Willows:
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CRISPR scientists win prestigious $1m Kavli award
4 June 2018 - by Jennifer Willows
Three scientists will share the US$1 million 2018 Kavli prize in Nanoscience 'for the invention of CRISPR-Cas9, a precise nanotool for editing DNA, causing a revolution in biology, agriculture, and medicine'... [Read More]
Act to widen fertility care access goes to US House and Senate
29 May 2018 - by Jennifer Willows
A bill has been introduced into the US Senate and House of Representatives, which, if passed, would significantly widen access to fertility treatment.
Ex-husband must pay child support after forged IVF signature
8 May 2018 - by Jennifer Willows
A German man has been told that he must pay child support for his son, who was born after his ex-wife forged his signature to become pregnant using their frozen embryos... [Read More]
Malta prepares to overhaul laws on surrogacy, embryo freezing and IVF
30 April 2018 - by Jennifer Willows
The strict laws on assisted reproduction in Malta are set to be liberalised in a bill put forward in Parliament this month, although embryo destruction will remain illegal... [Read More]
Second freezer failure at US fertility centre
19 March 2018 - by Jennifer Willows
A second US fertility clinic has reported a malfunction of a tank used to store frozen eggs and embryos... [Read More]
UK Parliament considers law change on single-parent surrogacy
4 December 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
A remedial order has been laid before Parliament which, if passed, will give single people the same rights as couples to become the legal parents of their surrogate-born children... [Read More]
Study uses genome editing inside patient for first time
20 November 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
A new clinical trial in California marks the first time that genome editing has been used inside the body, rather than on cells such as blood or skin which can be extracted, edited outside the body, and then replaced... [Read More]
Broad Institute responds to Berkeley CRISPR patent appeal
30 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
The Broad Institute has filed arguments ahead of the upcoming CRISPR patent appeal hearing... [Read More]
NHS will fund gene therapy for bubble boy syndrome
30 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
NICE has approved a gene therapy for children with a rare disorder that leaves them with no functioning immune system... [Read More]
FDA approves second gene therapy for cancer
19 October 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
The US Food and Drug Administration have approved the world’s second gene therapy to target blood cancer... [Read More]