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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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CRISPR used to find new drug target for ALS
12 March 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Researchers have used genome editing to reveal genes that could be new therapeutic drug targets for the neurodegenerative condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)... [Read More]
John Sulston obituary: Pioneer genome researcher dies
9 March 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Professor Sir John Sulston, a pioneer of human genome research, has died at the age of 75... [Read More]
First surrogacy guidelines for England and Wales released
5 March 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Government guidance has been issued for couples considering surrogacy in England and Wales, for the first time... [Read More]
Wales joins 100,000 Genomes Project to tackle rare diseases
26 February 2018 - by Martha Henriques
The 100,000 Genomes Project has been extended to Wales, with an initial 420 rare disease┬ápatients and patients' relatives set to have their whole genomes sequenced... [Read More]
First close-ups show DNA being read in unprecedented detail
22 January 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Scientists have taken the most detailed images yet of an enzyme working its way along a strand of DNA, revealing how it reads the genetic code... [Read More]
First trials of Huntington's drug show it could slow disease
11 December 2017 - by Martha Henriques
A breakthrough trial has successfully reduced levels of the harmful protein that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington's... [Read More]
Study gives piercing insight into earlobe genetics
4 December 2017 - by Martha Henriques
A total of 49 genes have been found to influence earlobe shape and attachment, new research has found... [Read More]
FDA to speed up gene therapy and regenerative medicine approvals
20 November 2017 - by Martha Henriques
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced a fast-track review process for gene therapies and other regenerative medicine treatments... [Read More]