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Rikita Patel

Rikita Patel is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews. She originally studied Biomedical Science at Kingston University, and went on to obtain an MSc in Reproductive Science and Women's Health from University College London.


BioNews Review articles written by Rikita Patel:
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Podcast Review: The Life Scientific - Jennifer Doudna
25 September 2017 - by Rikita Patel
The new era of gene technology presents an exciting approach to treat deleterious, inherited genetic conditions. Presenter Jim Al-Khalili talks to Professor Jennifer Doudna, from her early life to her research into molecular biology, to the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Rikita Patel:
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Largest-ever African genome study may give disease insights
4 November 2019 - by Rikita Patel
New genetic variants found in an African population provide insights into human health, according to a large genome study... [Read More]
HFEA urges IVF clinics to be more transparent about add-ons
16 September 2019 - by Rikita Patel
The UK fertility regulator, the HFEA, has called for reforms in the way fertility add-on treatments are offered to patients, according to a consensus statement... [Read More]
NIH issue stricter requirements for fetal tissue research
5 August 2019 - by Rikita Patel
The US National Institutes of Health has set out new requirements for researchers seeking government grants for human fetal tissue research... [Read More]
Get A Drip withdraws unproven 'fertility IV'
8 July 2019 - by Rikita Patel
Wellness company Get A Drip has taken its 'fertility IV' drip off the market after the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) said there was no evidence its treatment could improve fertility... [Read More]
HFEA issues first commissioning guidance for fertility treatment
3 June 2019 - by Rikita Patel
The UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has released new commissioning guidance offering NHS clinical commissioning groups advice on delivering high-quality cost-effective fertility services.
Wales to test bowel cancer patients for Lynch syndrome
8 April 2019 - by Rikita Patel
All bowel cancer patients in Wales will now be screened for a genetic condition that increases cancer risk... [Read More]
HFEA: patients should not pay for unproven IVF 'add-ons'
21 January 2019 - by Rikita Patel
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has published a final consensus statement advising that IVF clinics should not charge patients for add-on treatments that are not proven effective by clinical trials... [Read More]
HFEA calls for 'culture change' on IVF add-ons
19 November 2018 - by Rikita Patel
The Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority has signed a consensus statement calling for private IVF clinics to stop charging patients costly optional add-on treatments that are not proven to work... [Read More]
Prenatal tests are misused for sex-selection in the UK
24 September 2018 - by Rikita Patel
Prenatal tests offered by private UK clinics are misused for sex-selection and could lead to abortions of female fetuses, according to a BBC investigation... [Read More]
Special rules for US gene therapy trials relaxed
20 August 2018 - by Rikita Patel
US gene therapy trials will now be treated like other clinical trials, as the National Institutes for Health step back from regulating them... [Read More]