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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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Liquid biopsy could detect breast cancer recurrence earlier than scan
5 August 2019 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A newly developed blood test can spot breast cancer relapses almost a year before they are clinically detectable... [Read More]
'Master activator' gene for cancer spread found
8 May 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A gene that plays a major role in promoting metastasis – the spread of cancer around the body – has been identified... [Read More]
DNA nanorobots help shrink tumours in mice
19 February 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Nanorobots made of DNA, that can target and kill tumours in mouse cancer models, have been developed by scientists... [Read More]
Screening all women over 30 for BRCA could prevent 64,000 cancers
22 January 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
The blanket screening of all women over 30 for genetic mutations which cause breast and, or ovarian cancer could prevent more cancers and be more cost effective than current approaches, according to a new study... [Read More]
Child brain cancer redefined as 10 different diseases
2 October 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Deadly childhood brain tumours are highly diverse and can be divided into 10 different subtypes, according to new research... [Read More]
Cancer mutations explored using organoids and CRISPR
18 September 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Organoids and CRISPR/Cas9 have been combined in a novel method to study genetic mutations occurring in cancer... [Read More]
Scientists use RNAi to create gene map of 'cancer dependencies'
31 July 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A comprehensive map of genes crucial to tumour cell survival has been created by researchers... [Read More]
Resistance to severe malaria identified in gene variants
22 May 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A gene variant which gives protection against the most dangerous form of malaria has been identified... [Read More]
Existing drugs could benefit one in five breast cancer patients
20 March 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A genetic study of breast cancer patients suggests that existing drugs for treating rare breast and ovarian cancers may help more patients than previously thought... [Read More]
First human trial of gene therapy for Fabry disease
17 February 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A Canadian man with Fabry disease – a rare, inherited enzyme deficiency – is the first person to be given gene therapy for the condition... [Read More]