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Martha Henriques

Martha Henriques was previously Genetics Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). She is a feature writer and editor at BBC Future and 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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First gene linked to cannabis addiction found
24 June 2019 - by Martha Henriques
A gene that raises someone's risk of becoming addicted to cannabis¬†has been discovered... [Read More]
Oldham's health chief vows to redress Jean Purdy plaque snub
17 June 2019 - by Martha Henriques
An Oldham councillor is urging for Jean Purdy, one of the three people who developed IVF, to be formally acknowledged for her work,¬†after letters revealed how the Oldham Health Authority ignored requests for Purdy to be recognised in the 1980s... [Read More]
CRISPR upgrade harnesses 'jumping genes'
10 June 2019 - by Martha Henriques
Adapting CRISPR genome editing technology to make use of 'jumping genes' could improve scientists' ability to insert DNA into the genome... [Read More]
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]