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BioNews editors resequenced

30 June 2011
Appeared in BioNews 614
This week sees a change (or should that be a mutation?) of BioNews Genetics Editor, as Dr Rebecca Hill takes over from Chris Chatterton.

Chris has stepped down in order to complete his PhD, which is entitled 'Metabolic Syndrome: The Construction of a Group of Risk Factors into a New Disease?' This work has informed articles of his such as Obesity genetics goes 'pear-shaped'. In the year he has been with us, Chris has written around 30 articles for BioNews beginning with Centenarians provide genetic clues to ageing, and has edited many more. Chris will be much missed, and we all wish him every success with his PhD.

We are delighted to welcome Rebecca to BioNews. She wrote her first article, Scientists discover new way to reverse genetic defects, for us a couple of weeks ago, and joins us fresh from completing her MA in Science Journalism at City University London. Previously Rebecca studied at the University of Sheffield, obtaining both a BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics and a PhD in Structural and Molecular Biology. While conducting her research, which focused on producing a system to purify and analyse groups of proteins in baker's yeast, she also co-founded Science Brainwaves which is part of the British Science Association (1). Here in the office we have been closely monitoring her cake blog (2), ever hopeful of a birthday cake for the 12th birthday of BioNews.

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SOURCES & REFERENCES
1) Science Brainwaves
|  11 July 2020
2) Pieces of Cake
|  11 July 2020
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