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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 Marieke Bigg 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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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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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]
Enzyme discovered critical to age-related cognitive decline
26 May 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
New research has led to the discovery of an enzyme that can help to reverse the DNA damage associated with ageing and Alzheimer's disease... [Read More]
UK-based guidelines to help fertility clinics plan for their reopening
11 May 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
UK guidelines have been published to help fertility clinics to prepare to open during the COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
Baroness Blackwood appointed chair of Genomics England
4 May 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Baroness Nicola Blackwood has been appointed chair of Genomics England... [Read More]
Essex CCG considers bringing back NHS IVF
27 January 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
North-east Essex could be reinstating free IVF treatment on the NHS after a controversial decision to withdraw treatment... [Read More]
Harvard geneticist plans a dating app based on DNA
16 December 2019 - by Dr Joanne Delange
A Harvard University geneticist is developing a dating app that compares a person's DNA and removes matches that would result in passing genetic diseases to their children... [Read More]