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Owen Clark

Owen Clark was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. He is currently studying for a PhD at University College London's Institute of Child Health, where his research focuses on the role of a major class of enzymes in the behaviour of the paediatric tumour neuroblastoma. Previously, he studied Psychology at the University of Nottingham, where he took a special interest in cognitive and clinical neuroscience.


BioNews News articles written by Owen Clark:
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Multiple sclerosis and vitamin D linked by rare genetic variant
12 December 2011 - by Owen Clark
A rare genetic variant causing lower levels of vitamin D has been linked to multiple sclerosis (MS), according to scientists... [Read More]
First genes linked to pre-eclampsia and immune system disorders
28 March 2011 - by Owen Clark
A study has linked mutations in three genes with the severe pregnancy condition, pre-eclampsia. The international research team say they're the first to link genetic mutations and pre-eclampsia in women with the autoimmune disorder lupus... [Read More]
Post-traumatic stress disorder risk may be partly genetic
28 February 2011 - by Owen Clark
A new study has demonstrated that levels of a hormone involved in the response to stress could explain why some people develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The research, conducted by scientists at Emory University and the University of Vermont in the US, studied a group of patients considered at high-risk of developing PTSD... [Read More]
Genetic link to sleepwalking: A dream or reality?
14 February 2011 - by Owen Clark
A new study has demonstrated a genetic link to sleepwalking, a condition that affects up to ten percent of children and 1 in 50 adults.... [Read More]
Maternal test for Down's syndrome may reduce need for invasive diagnosis
17 January 2011 - by Owen Clark
New research suggests that Down's syndrome could be detected using genetic screening, avoiding the need for invasive detection procedures.... [Read More]
Science 'express concern' over publication of 'flawed' longevity gene paper
6 December 2010 - by Owen Clark
Serious doubts have been raised over the validity of a study on the genetic basis on longevity published in the journal Science.... [Read More]
Genetic links to morning sickness
15 November 2010 - by Owen Clark
A new study suggests that severe morning sickness may have a genetic component, because it is more likely to affect women whose mothers or sisters were also affected.... [Read More]
We all have hundreds of defective genes, study finds
1 November 2010 - by Owen Clark
A four-year, £75m project to discover novel variations between human genomes has completed its pilot phase. Among the 1000 Genomes Project's initial findings are each person carries around 250 - 300 genetic mutations. Scientists have previously linked 50 - 100 of these mutations to inherited diseases... [Read More]
UK immigration policy is affecting scientific research, experts claim
25 October 2010 - by Owen Clark
One of Britain's leading research institutes has warned that it will struggle to recruit top scientists due to new visa restrictions.... [Read More]
Child born after 20-year embryo storage
18 October 2010 - by Owen Clark
A healthy baby has been born from an embryo frozen for almost 20 years – the oldest frozen embryo to result in a live birth... [Read More]