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Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd is a former Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She completed her PhD at University College London, under the Graduate Programme of the Medical Research Council's Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology. She is a member of the Research Group of Dr Stephen Nurrish, where her research focuses on neuronal communication in the nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans. She is also an Ambassador for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network, and she has appeared on the BBC1 TV programme Bang Goes the Theory. Previously, she studied Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. She tweets as @kimberleybryon

BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd:
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Genomic medicine needs you - do you need genomic medicine?
20 October 2014 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
The Progress Educational Trust's event on the 100,000 Genomes Project gave the general public an opportunity to ask a panel of experts about the ethics of the project, the security of the data and its long-term sustainability...

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd:
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TV Review: Brave New World
16 November 2020 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
With an increasing dependence on social media and technology to stay connected, it is not hard to imagine a dystopian future like that painted in the modern retelling of 'Brave New World'... [Read More]
TV Review – Fertility & Me
26 September 2016 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
The One Show's Alex Jones explores her own fertility and looks at the emotional and financial costs of IVF, while also examining the technological and medical advances that may help more people become parents in the future... [Read More]
Book Review: Humanity 2.0 - What It Means to be Human Past, Present and Future
23 January 2012 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
What does it mean to be human in an increasingly technology-driven world? This is the question that Steve Fuller, a philosopher turned sociology professor, discusses in his latest book Humanity 2.0... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd:
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Supreme court will not hear appeal of man who gave birth
23 November 2020 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
A trans man who gave birth has lost his last chance in the UK legal system to be registered as his child's father on the birth certificate... [Read More]
Polycystic ovary syndrome may have more than two different subtypes
29 June 2020 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
There may be at least two different biologically relevant subtypes of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)... [Read More]
New Zealand launches world's first HIV positive sperm bank
2 December 2019 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
The first sperm bank in the world for HIV positive donors has been launched in New Zealand... [Read More]
Sydney Brenner, geneticist and Nobel laureate, dies aged 92
15 April 2019 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Professor Sydney Brenner, a pioneering molecular biologist and Nobel prize winner, has died at the age of 92... [Read More]
CRISPR base-editing linked to off-target effects
4 March 2019 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Two new studies suggest that a form of CRISPR base editing is more error-prone than previously thought... [Read More]
World-first gene therapy wins world's top €1m vision prize
10 September 2018 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Seven scientists from the USA and the UK have shared the largest annual award related to vision research... [Read More]
Gene therapy kickstarts stem cells to help blind mice see
20 August 2018 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Scientists have partially restored sight in mice with congenital blindness by using gene therapy to activate retinal stem cells... [Read More]
Men who wear boxer shorts have better sperm
13 August 2018 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Wearing boxers or other forms of loose underwear might result in higher semen quality than tighter styles, a new study suggests... [Read More]
IVF more successful than ever, says major UK report
19 March 2018 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Fertility treatment in the UK is more successful and safer than ever before, according to a report from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)... [Read More]
UK experts call to action on IVF funding and multiple births
5 February 2018 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
A report by the UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists suggests that increasing government funding of IVF could decrease the number of multiple pregnancies and their associated strain on the NHS... [Read More]