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Martha Henriques

Genetics Editor

Martha Henriques is Genetics Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). Together with her fellow BioNews editors Shaoni Bhattacharya and Jennifer Willows, she runs the BioNews writing scheme, which provides practical science writing training and experience for PhD students.

Martha also works as a freelance science journalist, writing and podcasting for outlets including BBC Earth, Mosaic, Naked Scientists and Chemistry World. She has appeared as a TV guest on BBC World News and TRT World, and she was previously a staff science reporter at International Business Times. She tweets as @Martha_Rosamund

BioNews News articles written by Martha Henriques:
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First legal challenge to 10-year limit on egg freezing
18 March 2019 - by Martha Henriques
A group of women is bringing the UK's first legal challenge to the ten-year limit on preserving frozen eggs... [Read More]
Leading Human Genome Project scientist, Sue Povey, dies
25 February 2019 - by Martha Henriques
Professor Sue Povey, a leading scientist on the Human Genome Project, has died at the age of 76... [Read More]
Sperm bank warns against tracing anonymous donor via DNA test
4 February 2019 - by Martha Henriques
A woman in Portland, Oregon, has been issued a warning from the sperm bank she used to conceive her child, after finding her donor's family via a 23andMe DNA test... [Read More]
FDA approves consumer genetic test for colorectal cancer risk
28 January 2019 - by Martha Henriques
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a direct-to-consumer genetic test for a hereditary form of colorectal cancer by 23andMe... [Read More]
Genes discovered for red-headedness
17 December 2018 - by Martha Henriques
The largest study of the genetics of hair colour has identified eight genes linked to redheadedness... [Read More]
Loss of two genes may drive serrated colorectal cancers
17 December 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Two genetic markers linked to an aggressive, treatment-resistant form of colorectal cancer... [Read More]
First genes linked to ADHD discovered
3 December 2018 - by Martha Henriques
A study of 55,000 people has found the first regions of the genome linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)... [Read More]
First patient receives stem cell transplant in Parkinson's trial
12 November 2018 - by Martha Henriques
A male patient in his fifties has received a stem cell injection into the brain in an early phase trial for Parkinson's disease... [Read More]
Lancashire CCGs cut IVF services from two cycles to one
5 November 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Access to IVF in Lancashire and South Cumbria will be reduced to one cycle, the eight NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the region have announced. Seven of the CCGs previously permitted two cycles... [Read More]
Epigenetic signature linked to Alzheimer's discovered
29 October 2018 - by Martha Henriques
A pattern of epigenetic alteration of genes involved in Alzheimer's disease has been discovered... [Read More]