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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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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]
Twenty-seven genes that suppress cancer discovered
6 November 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Scientists have found 27 new tumour suppressor genes... [Read More]
New advance in DNA base editing tools
30 October 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Scientists have developed the genome editing technique known as 'base editing' to turn adenine-thymine base pairs back to guanine-cytosine... [Read More]
Complaint on Irish IVF clinic's 'misleading' advert upheld
2 October 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A complaint about radio and internet advertisements for a major IVF clinic in Ireland has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland... [Read More]
Call to remember 'forgotten' IVF pioneer Jean Purdy
11 September 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Jean Purdy, embryologist to the world's first IVF baby, should be celebrated as IVF's third pioneer, says the British Fertility Society... [Read More]
Parliamentary panel suggests liberal reforms to India surrogacy bill
14 August 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A number of liberal reforms to the Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016 have been proposed by India's parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare... [Read More]
Genetic test could predict age of Alzheimer's onset
27 March 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A genetic test based on 31 markers could be used to predict at what age an individual is likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease... [Read More]
Over 600,000 at risk of sudden death from faulty heart gene
6 February 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
About 620,000 people in the UK carry a faulty heart gene that puts them at high risk of sudden death or developing coronary heart disease, the British Heart Foundation has warned... [Read More]