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Dr Joanne Delange

Genetics Editor

Dr Joanne Delange is Genetics Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). Together with her fellow BioNews editors Hannah Flynn and Jen Willows, she runs the BioNews writing scheme, which provides practical science writing training and experience for PhD students. She also writes for Nutritional Insight, an elite evidence-based nutritional and biomedical writing and consultancy service. She has more than 15 years' experience of online publishing in fast-moving scientific environments, writing articles on current research and out-licensing opportunities.

Joanne's work has assisted in forming collaborative partnerships between research and industry worldwide, ascertaining the commercial applications of research and the relevance of research to disease and to drug discovery. She originally studied Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Southampton, where she undertook laboratory research into the role of growth factors and cytokines in tumour biology, studying the role of PTHrP and EGF in breast cancer cell lines. There, she went on to obtain a PhD in Biochemistry, researching retroviral proteases and in particular the proteases from the Hepatitis C and HIV-1 viruses.

BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Joanne Delange:
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Correlation and Causation: What Can Genetics and Genomics Tell Us about COVID-19?
21 December 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Session three of the Progress Educational Trust (PET) annual conference explored the genetic and genomic links to susceptibility to severe COVID-19... [Read More]
Donate, Destroy or Delay? When IVF Embryos Are No Longer Needed for Treatment
5 October 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
The latest event organised by the Progress Educational Trust, the charity which publishes BioNews, explored what happens to unused embryos after patients have completed their fertility treatment... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Joanne Delange:
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Radio Review: The Moral Maze Debates the Morality of Genetics (BBC Radio 4 available on iPlayer)
2 December 2019 - by Dr Joanne Delange
On 6 November, eight individuals with varying views debated the morality of genetics on BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Joanne Delange:
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Depression during pregnancy linked to epigenetic changes in the placenta
11 October 2021 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Depression during pregnancy has been linked to placental gene modifications according to a study conducted by NIH researchers... [Read More]
Research sheds light on the role of ACE2 in ovulation
31 August 2021 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 is involved in vital cyclic ovarian functions and thus COVID-19 may impact female reproductive health... [Read More]
Genetics of the fetus and placenta control developmental abnormalities
10 May 2021 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Developmental abnormalities, including those leading to miscarriage and autism, are controlled by the genetics of the fetus and placenta... [Read More]
Epigenetic changes in sperm may predict autism in children
18 January 2021 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Biomarkers in human sperm have been discovered that may specify whether a father is likely to have a child with autism... [Read More]
Genetic variants linked to severe COVID-19 identified
14 December 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Five genes associated with the development of critical illness in patients with COVID-19 have been identified... [Read More]
Ovarian cancer blood test more effective than previously thought
2 November 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A blood test already used to diagnose ovarian cancer is far more predictive than originally thought and may also diagnose other types of cancer... [Read More]
Polygenic type 1 diabetes can present in neonates
12 October 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A new extreme subtype of polygenic type 1 diabetes has been identified in infants under six months of age... [Read More]
Oesophageal cancer detection may be accelerated by genome sequencing
14 September 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A statistical model that uses genomic data to calculate which patients are most likely to develop oesophageal cancer eight years before diagnosis has been developed... [Read More]
New drug stops cancer cells from repairing their DNA
29 June 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A new drug targeting a cancer's ability to repair its DNA has shown favourable results in its first clinical trial... [Read More]
Genetic cause for testes developing in people with female chromosomes
8 June 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A genetic reason for testicular tissue developing in people with female chromosomes has been identified... [Read More]