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Rosie Beauchamp

Rosie Beauchamp was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and a Volunteer at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). She is also a Policy Adviser at John Murray Consulting Partners where she works on issues surrounding health policy, with a focus on National Health Service reforms and specialised healthcare. She has an MSc in Biomedicine, Bioscience and Society from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where her research focused on the effects of direct-to-consumer genetic testing on concepts of ethnicity. Previously, she worked at the Young Foundation on its UpRising leadership programme. She graduated in Religious Studies from the University of Edinburgh, where she wrote a dissertation on the representation of religious voices in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's Review of Hybrids and Chimeras.

BioNews Comment articles written by Rosie Beauchamp:
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Families with monogenic disease
30 November 2009 - by Rosie Beauchamp
On Wednesday 18th November 2009 a Progress Educational Trust (PET) conference - 'Does Genetics Matter? Help Hype and the New Horizon of Epigenetics' - was held at Clifford Chance in Canary Wharf. The initial session of the day was called 'Families with Monogenetic Disease' and was chaired by Dr Christine Patch, Chair of the British Society for Human Genetics and Consultant Genetic Counsellor and Manager at Guy's Hospital.... [Read More]

BioNews Review articles written by Rosie Beauchamp:
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Book Review: The Scots - A Genetic Journey
6 June 2011 - by Rosie Beauchamp
Along with complaining about the weather, tracing ancestry appears to be a much loved British pastime, and this examination of the genetic heritage of modern Scotland is in many respects a natural extension of this fascination.... [Read More]
Book Review: Debating Human Genetics
11 October 2010 - by Rosie Beauchamp
It is almost a cliché to say that genetics has moved beyond the boundaries of science, penetrating social and cultural understandings of ourselves as individuals and social beings. Dr Alexandra Plows' book Debating Human Genetics is in this sense not a groundbreaking contribution. The book is the product of a three-year academic project. In it, Dr Plows approaches the social phenomena of the 'gene' by examining the ways different people or 'publics' are engaging with human genetics... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Rosie Beauchamp:
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UK egg bank opens in London
23 September 2013 - by Rosie Beauchamp
The UK's first dedicated egg bank for fertility treatment has been launched in London.... [Read More]
Sperm donor to lesbian couple sued for child support
7 January 2013 - by Rosie Beauchamp
A sperm donor in Kansas, USA, has been ordered to pay $6,000 in child support to a lesbian couple who he helped conceive a child with... [Read More]
Italian ban on embryo screening violated couple's rights
3 September 2012 - by Rosie Beauchamp
Italy has violated the rights of a couple carrying cystic fibrosis by preventing them from screening embryos using PGD, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. The Strasbourg-based court ordered the Italian government to pay the couple 17,500 euros in damages and expenses.... [Read More]
Coffee and saturated fats not good for IVF success, studies say
9 July 2012 - by Rosie Beauchamp
Drinking more than five cups of coffee a day or having a diet with too much saturated fat could adversely affect the chances of success of fertility treatment... [Read More]
Legal challenge mounted to Oklahoma 'personhood' amendment
2 April 2012 - by Rosie Beauchamp
Civil liberty groups in the USA have filed a legal challenge to the 'personhood' ballot initiative in Oklahoma, as a separate measure known as the Personhood Act progresses through the State legislature... [Read More]
Gay sperm donor wins right to help bring up child conceived with lesbian ex-wife
19 March 2012 - by Rosie Beauchamp
The Court of Appeal in London has ruled unanimously that a gay man who fathered a child for a lesbian couple is not a secondary parent, allowing him greater access to his two-year-old son... [Read More]
Moves to grant embryos 'personhood' advance in Oklahoma but are postponed in Virginia
27 February 2012 - by Rosie Beauchamp
The Republican controlled state Senate of Oklahoma passed the 'Personhood Act' by 34 votes to eight on 15 February. The Act moves to extend the definition of 'person' under State law to include a fetus from the point of conception... [Read More]
A stem cell injection to mend a broken heart?
12 September 2011 - by Rosie Beauchamp
An Australian company has announced it has received regulatory approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to begin phase II trials for its cardiovascular stem cell treatment, Revascor.... [Read More]
Australian IVF centre relaunches with new ad showing a live birth
5 September 2011 - by Rosie Beauchamp
An Australian fertility clinic has screened what is believed to be the first TV advertisement featuring a real birth... [Read More]
Survey suggests that Americans are willing to pay a premium for genetic tests
17 January 2011 - by Rosie Beauchamp
A recent study suggests American consumers would be prepared to pay on average up to $600 for a predictive genetic test where no direct treatment is available.... [Read More]