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Melanie Krause

Melanie Krause is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying vaccinia virus interactions with host cells for her PhD with Dr Jason Mercer at the Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at University College London. She previously obtained a MSc in Life and Medical Science from the  University of Bonn, and a BSc in Cell Biology, University of Osnabrueck, both in Germany.

BioNews Review articles written by Melanie Krause:
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Radio Review: Boston Calling – Baby Guaranteed
6 August 2018 - by Melanie Krause
'A choice without a choice: surrogacy or prostitution.' This statement from doctor Olga Gajovic, a Ukrainian feminist and activist, to me is probably the most memorable piece of the Boston Calling episode 'Baby guaranteed' on BBC World Service... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Melanie Krause:
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Wellcome fund initiative to unravel how human embryos develop
29 July 2019 - by Melanie Krause
Wellcome will provide £10 million to fund a 'world-first' research project to better understand human embryonic development... [Read More]
Genome editing 'cures' mice of HIV infection
8 July 2019 - by Melanie Krause
For the first time, US researchers have used a combination of genome editing and antiretroviral therapy to eliminate HIV from mice... [Read More]
Genetic therapy fixes damaged hearts in pigs
13 May 2019 - by Melanie Krause
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a genetic therapy can regenerate heart tissue after heart attack injury in a large mammal... [Read More]
Cambodia arrests 11 more surrogates, as Australian nurse released
19 November 2018 - by Melanie Krause
A total of 18 people, including 11 pregnant women, arrested in Cambodia have been charged with offences relating to human trafficking for allegedly engaging in surrogacy for foreign couples... [Read More]
£40 gene test could predict heart disease risk
15 October 2018 - by Melanie Krause
A one-off genetic test could identify people with a genetic predisposition to coronary heart disease, according to a new study... [Read More]
Genome editing key gene gives breast cancer insights
17 September 2018 - by Melanie Krause
A new and faster way to evaluate the pathogenicity of different variants of a breast-cancer related gene has been developed using CRISPR genome editing... [Read More]
Mouse artificial 'embryo' created from stem cells
30 July 2018 - by Melanie Krause
For the first time, an artificially create a mouse embryo has successfully passed a critical developmental milestone in the lab... [Read More]
Pregnant Cambodian surrogates charged with human trafficking
16 July 2018 - by Melanie Krause
At least 32 pregnant Cambodian women have been charged for involvement in human trafficking... [Read More]
USA orders DNA tests to reunite separated migrant families
9 July 2018 - by Melanie Krause
Over 2500 migrant children, who were separated from their parents at the US-Mexican border, will be genetically tested to reunite them with their families... [Read More]
Two-thirds of British people would not donate stem cells
2 July 2018 - by Melanie Krause
A survey carried out by the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan has found that 61 percent of British people would not feel encouraged to donate stem cells, even to help a family member or friend... [Read More]