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Dr Molly Godfrey

Molly Godfrey is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She got her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at Cancer Research UK's London Research Institute (now subsumed into The Francis Crick Institute), where her work made use of budding yeast to further our understanding of the molecular mechanisms controlling cell replication. Previously, she studied Biological Sciences at the University of Warwick.


BioNews Review articles written by Dr Molly Godfrey:
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Event Review: The Physiological Society's 2014 annual public lecture
7 July 2014 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A doctor by training and a researcher at the forefront of fertility studies, Professor Lord Robert Winston, pioneer in the field of IVF and PGD, discusses the implications of new techniques for genetically modifying embryos in the Physiological Society's 2014 annual public lecture... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Molly Godfrey:
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CRISPR gene therapy for sickle cell disease approved by the FDA
12 April 2021 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A clinical trial for a new gene therapy approach to treat sickle cell disease has been approved to proceed by the US Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]
TALENs outperforms CRISPR/Cas9 in editing compact DNA
1 February 2021 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Researchers comparing different methods of genome editing have found that in some contexts, TALENs work more efficiently than CRISPR/Cas9... [Read More]
IVF does not increase long-term risk of ovarian cancer
23 November 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Women who have received fertility treatment are not at increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new study... [Read More]
Regenerative potential discovered for human blood stem cells
21 September 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Embryonic haematopoietic stem cells (HCSs) have a much higher regenerative capacity than umbilical cord HSCs, scientists have discovered... [Read More]
Saving lives with early breast and ovarian cancer screening
20 July 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Screening all women over 30 for the most common breast and ovarian cancer causing mutations could prevent millions of cancer deaths worldwide, according to a new study... [Read More]
Severe COVID-19 linked to type A blood group and genetic variations
15 June 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
An association between patient blood type and severity of COVID-19 symptoms has been detected in preliminary studies... [Read More]
Genetic database gives insights into diseases and hope for Parkinson's
1 June 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
The world's largest publicly available dataset of human genomic variation has returned its first results in the form of seven simultaneously published studies.... [Read More]
Critical window for re-infection with HIV after stem cell transplantation
18 May 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
New research, in HIV positive patients being treated for blood cancer, has identified a critical time window after donor transplantation, during which the expanding donor cells are particularly vulnerable to being infected with HIV.
Coronavirus widespread in UK at very start of pandemic
4 May 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Testing for coronavirus in Iceland has revealed that the virus may have been more widespread in the UK in February and early March than was previously thought... [Read More]
Cancer gene helps regrow heart cells
20 April 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A gene normally associated with cancer could help to repair damaged heart tissue... [Read More]