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Julianna Photopoulos

Julianna Photopoulos is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews and also works at the consultancy StoryCog where she runs the SciCast project, a competition involving short films about practical science and engineering. She is also a freelance writer, and has written for publications including BBC Focus magazine, British Science Association Festival News, Science for Environment Policy and Science in School. Previously, she studied Biology at the University of Crete, and went on to obtain an MRes in Developmental Biology and Genetics from the University of Barcelona and an MSc in Science Communication from the University of the West of England. She tweets as @juliannaphos

BioNews News articles written by Julianna Photopoulos:
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Gene therapy reduces fat and builds muscle in mice
18 May 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A novel gene therapy prevents obesity and builds muscle without the need for additional exercise or dieting.
Diabetes reversed in mice using CRISPR and stem cell therapy
27 April 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Genome-edited human stem cells from diabetic patientsĀ haveĀ been shown to successfully reverse diabetes in mice... [Read More]
CRISPR pioneer Doudna opens COVID-19 testing lab
6 April 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Academic and industry researchers led by Professor Jennifer Doudna, a pioneer of CRISPR genome editing, have opened a new COVID-19 testing centre at University of California (UC) Berkeley... [Read More]
Stem cell therapy cures diabetes in mice
2 March 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Stem cell therapy has been used in mice to functionally cure diabetes for the first time, as published in the journal Nature Biotechnology... [Read More]
Underweight baby boys may have raised risk of infertility as adults
16 December 2019 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Boys born underweight for the amount of time they spent in the womb may have a higher risk of infertility in adulthood, a Danish cohort study has reported... [Read More]
Genome-edited babies may be justifiable says bioethicist
25 November 2019 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Genome-edited babies may be ethically justifiable, highly desirable and less than two years away according to a bioethicist at Abertay University in Dundee... [Read More]
Study suggests 'gene drain' from Britain's industrial areas
28 October 2019 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A new study suggests a 'gene drain' linked to social migration in Great Britain, where people with a genetic predisposition for higher educational attainment are more likely to leave former industrial regions and live in wealthier areas... [Read More]
WHO calls for global human genome editing research registry
25 March 2019 - by Julianna Photopoulos
An advisory committee to the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a global registry to track all research involving human genome editing, during its first meeting in Geneva... [Read More]
Paid-for genome sequencing under discussion by NHS
4 February 2019 - by Julianna Photopoulos
The UK's health secretary Matt Hancock has announced that the NHS is considering offering healthy people the opportunity to pay to have their genomes sequenced... [Read More]
Controversial genome-editing scientist Dr He is alive and under guard
14 January 2019 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Chinese scientist Dr He Jiankui, who claimed to have created the world's first genome-edited babies is said to be alive and well, and under guard at home... [Read More]