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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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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]
Dozens of firms discovered to sell untested stem cell treatments in Canada
1 October 2018 - by Martha Henriques
A total of 30 Canadian businesses have been found to provide untested and potentially unsafe stem cell treatments in a recent study... [Read More]
Maria Bitner-Glindzicz obituary: Pioneer geneticist killed in London cycling incident
24 September 2018 - by Martha Henriques
Clinical and molecular geneticist at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz, has died at the age of 55 after a traffic incident while cycling in central London... [Read More]
Dead son's sperm used to create grandson without consent
17 September 2018 - by Martha Henriques
An investigation has been launched looking into how an embryo was created from a deceased man's sperm without his consent.
CRISPR used to kill bacteria without antibiotics
10 September 2018 - by Martha Henriques
A new approach to kill bacteria has been developed using genome editing, bypassing the need for antibiotics... [Read More]