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Kathryn Ashe

Kathryn Ashe was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying for a PhD in Chemistry at University College London (UCL). Her research, conducted under the supervision of Dr Matt Powner, aims to develop an insight into the origin of life by exploring the chemical rules that governed the appearance of RNA and peptides on the early Earth. Previously, she studied Natural Sciences at UCL.

BioNews Review articles written by Kathryn Ashe:
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Video Review: The Future of Your Genetic Health
9 April 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
I thought I was keeping myself well informed about progress in genetic technologies, and what scientists and policy-makers are doing to balance the potential scientific and clinical benefits with ethical obligations. But evidently not, as the fact that some members of the public have been injecting themselves with CRISPR... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Kathryn Ashe:
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Arizona passes bill on what to do with frozen embryos after divorce
16 April 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
Arizona's Governor has signed into law a bill that dictates how a couple's frozen embryos can be used if they separate... [Read More]
Genetic test suggests fertility doctor used his own sperm to treat patients
9 April 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
A US woman is suing her parents' former fertility doctor, after a home DNA test revealed he used his own semen to conceive her... [Read More]
Three percent of world may be from ART by 2100
26 March 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
A study predicts that nearly 400 million people in 2100 may be alive as a result of assisted reproductive technologies (ART).
Space alters gene expression suggests NASA twins study
19 March 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
Preliminary results from a NASA study on a pair of identical twins suggests that space travel could have long-lasting effects on the human body... [Read More]
UK public in favour of genome editing human embryos for disease
12 March 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
British people are largely in favour of using genome editing to prevent inheritance of genetic disorders, according to a survey by the Royal Society... [Read More]
Revamped CRISPR can edit more locations in the genome
5 March 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
Scientists have altered the Cas9 enzyme, increasing the number of sites that can be targeted by the CRISPR/Cas9 approach to genome-editing... [Read More]
Sheep embryos with human cells grown for first time
26 February 2018 - by Kathryn Ashe
Scientists have successfully grown sheep embryos containing human cells, taking a step towards a method for growing human organs in animals for transplantation... [Read More]