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Dr Lea Goetz

Lea Goetz is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She holds a a PhD in Neuroscience at University College London (UCL). Her research focused on information processing in single neurons and neural networks and has been funded by a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Fellowship as well as a UCL Graduate Research Scholarship. Previously, she studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Neuroscience. She tweets as @_leagoetz

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Lea Goetz:
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Event Review: Darwin Lecture: from gene identification to clinical benefit - the example of cystic fibrosis
27 November 2017 - by Dr Lea Goetz
The Darwin lecture held at the UK's Royal Society of Medicine in London, and jointly organised with the Linnean Society, gives an annual look at topics in science and medicine.... [Read More]
Event Review: Anne McLaren - Science, Ethics and The Archive
7 August 2017 - by Dr Lea Goetz
'We're here to have a conversation about the archive,' is how Professor Sarah Franklin from the University of Cambridge introduced the event, 'Anne McLaren: Science, Ethics and the Archive'... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Lea Goetz:
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UN call to stop criminalisation of surrogates in Cambodia
18 November 2019 - by Dr Lea Goetz
The UN has called on Cambodia to repeal the criminalisation of surrogates... [Read More]
Deer antler discovery points way to new cancer treatments
24 June 2019 - by Dr Lea Goetz
The rapid annual regrowth of deer antlers is down to a combination of cancer-linked genes and tight regulation of them by tumour-suppressing genes, finds a new study. The results may offer a new avenue for cancer treatment research in humans... [Read More]
Male infertility care 'insensitive' says survey
6 November 2017 - by Dr Lea Goetz
Men with infertility experience stigmatisation and a lack of support, a first survey on the subject found... [Read More]
CRISPR used to record a film in bacteria
17 July 2017 - by Dr Lea Goetz
Scientists have used the CRISPR/Cas system to encode a film in the genomes of living bacteria... [Read More]
Experts call for global action on unproven stem cell therapies
10 July 2017 - by Dr Lea Goetz
International experts are calling for global action on unproven and potentially dangerous stem cell therapies and their misleading marketing to the public... [Read More]
Noisy bedrooms may affect male fertility
3 July 2017 - by Dr Lea Goetz
New research suggests living near a road which is noisy at night-time may contribute to male infertility... [Read More]
Lifetime cancer risk predicted for BRCA mutation carriers
26 June 2017 - by Dr Lea Goetz
A study of almost 10,000 women carrying BRCA mutations has revealed the best estimate yet of their risk in developing breast and ovarian cancer... [Read More]
Genes for insomnia discovered
19 June 2017 - by Dr Lea Goetz
Researchers have found seven risk genes for insomnia through two large genome-wide and gene-based association studies... [Read More]
Promise of blood test to predict course of Huntington's disease
12 June 2017 - by Dr Lea Goetz
Scientists have identified the first promising biomarker for Huntington's disease (HD) that could be harnessed in a simple blood test to predict disease onset and progression... [Read More]
Baby teeth suggest autism link with lead uptake in womb
5 June 2017 - by Dr Lea Goetz
The risk of developing autism may be affected by mineral exposure in the womb, suggests a study in twins... [Read More]