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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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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]
IVF cuts encourage risky multiple pregnancies, warns UK report
10 September 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Cuts to fertility treatments in the UK are putting women at higher risk of having multiple pregnancies, and increasing costs to the NHS, according to a new report... [Read More]
Non-coding DNA determines genitals in mice
18 June 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Scientists have found a section of non-coding DNA that determines what genitals mice develop... [Read More]
10 new genetic tests available each day, US study finds
14 May 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Every day, about 10 new genetic tests come to market in the US, a study has found... [Read More]
13 countries to share 1 million genomes for research
16 April 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Thirteen European countries have pledged to share one million genomes for research purposes by 2022... [Read More]
Academic success may be down to genes, not grammar schools
26 March 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Good exam results may be down to genetics rather than attending selective schools, suggests a study of nearly 5,000 British students... [Read More]
Parental genes influence their children through 'genetic nurture'
29 January 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Parental genes can influence their children, even if the genes are not passed down at all, according to a new study... [Read More]