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Meghna Kataria

Meghna Kataria is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying for a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology at the Francis Crick Institute. Her research, conducted in the laboratory of Dr Frank Uhlmann, focuses on the molecular basis of accurate division of cells. Previously, she studied Molecular Biology at the University of Edinburgh.


BioNews Review articles written by Meghna Kataria:
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Podcast Review: The UK's Genetic Structure Revealed
20 April 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
This podcast by the Guardian's Science Weekly features an interview with Professor Peter Donnelly from the University of Oxford. As a part of the People of the British Isles project, his team has just mapped the DNA of 2,039 Caucasian Britons from all over rural UK revealing new insights into what it means to be British... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Meghna Kataria:
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China has treated 86 people with CRISPR genome editing
29 January 2018 - by Meghna Kataria
China has administered CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to at least 86 cancer patients, a new report has revealed. 
Huntington's disease in mice partly reversed using CRISPR
26 June 2017 - by Meghna Kataria
Eliminating the faulty protein that causes Huntingdon's disease goes some way to reversing disease progression in mice, a study has found... [Read More]
Rapid blood test could detect lung cancer
24 April 2017 - by Meghna Kataria
A blood test could swiftly detect gene mutations found in lung cancer, allowing faster commencement of treatment... [Read More]
New CRISPR technique could improve precision
5 October 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
Scientists have identified a new version of the gene-editing technique CRISPR, which could enable greater precision in the editing of genomes, while making its use simpler and more flexible... [Read More]
Donor IVF less successful with frozen eggs
17 August 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
Using frozen donated eggs over fresh ones for IVF hampers the odds of a successful live birth, a study has found... [Read More]
Chromosomes play active role in cell division
20 July 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
A study has shown that chromosomes, far from being passive participants as had been assumed, are actively involved in the process of cell division... [Read More]
Sperm DNA changes linked to autism
20 April 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
A study has found a link between DNA methylation levels in sperm and an increased risk of autism in children, indicating that epigenetic changes could explain why the disorder appears to run in families.... [Read More]
Iceland genome study predicts DNA of entire nation
30 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
Scientists in Iceland have produced a comprehensive portrait of the nation's genetic makeup... [Read More]
Embryo gene-editing is unsafe and unethical, say gene-editing scientists
23 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
Scientists have called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 in human embryos and germ cells... [Read More]
15 new breast cancer 'hotspots' found
16 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria
A new study has uncovered fifteen novel 'hotspots' in the human genome that increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer - bringing the total count of known genetic risk factors to 94... [Read More]