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Dr Marieke Bigg

Science Editor

Dr Marieke Bigg is Science Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). Together with her fellow BioNews editors Dr Joanne Delange and Jen Willows, she runs the BioNews writing scheme, which provides practical science writing training and experience for PhD students. She completed her PhD research under the supervision of Professor Sarah Franklin in the University of Cambridge's Department of Sociology.

Marieke's research - which was funded by Wellcome - concerned the debates about human embryo research that followed the clinical translation of IVF in the 1980s. Marieke's work focused on the role of the reproductive biologist Dr Anne McLaren in these public and Parliamentary debates, extrapolating from her life and work to better understand the role of biological models and biologists in public deliberations on biotechnology and reproductive medicine. Marieke also writes creatively on her Sourdough website and hosts the Sourdough YouTube channel where she interviews individuals in science, academia and the creative industries about feminism and biology.

BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Marieke Bigg:
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Trials and Tribulations: How Can We Build an Evidence Base?
16 December 2019 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
This was the second session of the Progress Educational Trust’s annual conference in London ‘Reality Check: A realistic look at assisted reproduction’... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Marieke Bigg:
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TV Review: Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal
21 October 2019 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
In the BBC documentary, Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal, science journalist Angela Saini and disability rights activist Adam Pearson tackle the difficult subject of eugenics... [Read More]
Film Review: Seahorse - The Dad who Gave Birth
23 September 2019 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
In a world where our sex tells us nothing about our gender - where we can be anyone and be in relationships with anyone – how do we make sense of ourselves?

BioNews News articles written by Dr Marieke Bigg:
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Scientists find five times more genes linked to breast cancer than were previously known
13 January 2020 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer published in the journal Nature Genetics has identified more than 350 genetic variants that increase an individual's risk of developing the disease... [Read More]
Forensics find donor DNA in semen of bone marrow transplant patient
16 December 2019 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
A US bone marrow transplant recipient found out that the DNA of his German donor was not limited to his blood….
Obituary: Frank Dobson, the politician pivotal to PET
18 November 2019 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
The former Labour health secretary Frank Dobson, whose contributions in Parliament helped to pass the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, passed away on 11 November 2019, aged 79... [Read More]
IVF Fairness petition closed due to UK election
11 November 2019 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
A petition to Parliament to tackle the national discrepancies in NHS IVF provision has been closed due to the upcoming UK general election... [Read More]