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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 is also a feature writer and editor at BBC Future. She has also worked 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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Private IVF clinics 'exploiting' older patients, says HFEA chair
29 April 2019 - by Martha Henriques
Sally Cheshire, chair of the UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, has warned that private IVF clinics are misleading older patients about success rates and overcharging for their services... [Read More]
First birth after robotic uterus transplant in Sweden
15 April 2019 - by Martha Henriques
The first baby to be born after their mother received a robot-operated womb transfer has been delivered in Sweden... [Read More]
Health secretary 'massively misinterprets' genetic test results
25 March 2019 - by Martha Henriques
Matt Hancock, secretary of state for health, has been widely criticised by scientists and doctors for misconstruing the results of a genetic test that he took... [Read More]
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]