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Jenny Sharpe

Dr Jenny Sharpe is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She has recently completed her PhD in mitochondrial biology at University College London. Her research, conducted in the laboratory of Professor Michael Duchen, focussed on mitochondrial dysfunction in core myopathies. She is now working at Muscular Dystrophy UK as the Research Communications Officer.


BioNews Review articles written by Jenny Sharpe:
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Radio Review: The Life Scientific – Ian Wilmut on Dolly the Sheep
14 November 2016 - by Jenny Sharpe
Dolly the sheep was undoubtedly the world's most famous sheep – but how did she come to be, and what did she mean to her creator, Professor Sir Ian Wilmut?... [Read More]
Film Review: Survival of the Fabulous
12 January 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe
'Darwin, you've got some explaining to do!'... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Jenny Sharpe:
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New structure found in sperm may help understand infertility
18 June 2018 - by Jenny Sharpe
Cutting-edge microscopy has unveiled a structure inside sperm that may play a key role in infertility and birth defects... [Read More]
Stem cell therapy shows promise in patients with sight loss
20 November 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe
Preliminary results from two early stage clinical trials suggest that embryonic stem cells could be used to treat patients with dry age-related macular degeneration... [Read More]
Call for Australia to allow mitochondrial donation techniques
25 September 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe
A campaign has been launched in Australia to overturn laws preventing couples from accessing mitochondrial donation... [Read More]
Gene therapy reverses muscular dystrophy in dogs in world first
31 July 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe
A safe and effective gene therapy treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy in dogs has been demonstrated... [Read More]
18 new genes linked to autism
13 March 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe
A study that sequenced the whole genomes of over 5000 people has discovered 18 genes associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)... [Read More]
Ice-bucket challenge funds ALS gene discoveries
1 August 2016 - by Jenny Sharpe
Donations from the ALS 'ice-bucket challenge' have funded research that has led to the discovery of new genes linked to the disease... [Read More]
Genome editing treats muscular dystrophy in mice
11 January 2016 - by Jenny Sharpe
Scientists in the USA have shown that the genome-editing technique CRISPR can improve muscle function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy... [Read More]
Gene mutation may hold key to muscular dystrophy treatment
16 November 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe
Researchers have discovered a gene linked to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) after a dog bred to model the disease was found to have a protective mutation against it... [Read More]
UK stem-cell trial for wet AMD goes ahead
5 October 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe
A potential treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration has been carried out for the first time... [Read More]
Skin cells transformed into neurons
10 August 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe
Two groups in China have independently succeeded in converting skin cells directly into neurons using different chemical cocktails.... [Read More]