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Dr Rosie Gilchrist

Dr Rosie Gilchrist is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently working as a science writer at the Institute of Molecular Biology in Mainz, Germany. Prior to that, she worked briefly as a medical writer for Pharmagenesis London. Previously, she obtained her PhD in pattern formation during vertebrate development from University College London, after working in the laboratory of Dr David Wilkinson, at the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research (now subsumed into The Francis Crick Institute). Previously she studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and worked as a research assistant in the laboratory of Dr Fiona Wardle, at King's College London's John Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics.

BioNews Review articles written by Dr Rosie Gilchrist:
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Radio Review: The Moral Maze - Surrogacy
18 August 2014 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
'Money can't buy you love but it can certainly buy you parenthood'. Or can it? Should it? And if it should, where and how should it be regulated?... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Dr Rosie Gilchrist:
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Endometriosis linked to DNA changes in the uterus
22 June 2020 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Women with endometriosis may have epigenetic differences in uterine cells compared to women without the disease... [Read More]
Alternative framework for heredity proposed
27 April 2020 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
The genetic code alone cannot account for all of the information needed for one organism to reproduce, and more attention should be paid to other components and attributes of¬†the¬†fertilised egg, two new papers suggest... [Read More]
IVF babies have a small increased risk of mortality
24 February 2020 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Children conceived by assisted reproductive technologies, such as IVF, are at a slightly higher risk of dying within the first year of life than children conceived naturally, according to a recent study in Sweden... [Read More]
Stem cells may trigger immune repair to mend hearts
2 December 2019 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Stem cell therapies may become redundant in repairing cardiac function after a heart attack, suggests a new study in mice... [Read More]
Gates Foundation and NIH pledge $200 million for gene therapies
28 October 2019 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has teamed up with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US national science funding body, to pledge US$100 million each over four years towards development of gene therapies for HIV and sickle cell anaemia... [Read More]
Commercial service claims to halt the menopause by 20 years
12 August 2019 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Women could delay the menopause for up to 20 years according to a UK clinic offering the procedure commercially... [Read More]
Stem cell genes altered inside living organism for first time
10 June 2019 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Genes have been edited directly in stem cells of a living organism, a new study has found. Scientists were able to modify genes in specific stem cells in adult mice using a virus... [Read More]
Rare cancer more common in IVF children
8 April 2019 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Some rare childhood cancers may be more common in children born through IVF, according to a recent study... [Read More]
Slimness may be 'in the genes', suggests study
28 January 2019 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Scientists have identified several genetic variants that tip the balance in favour of being thin... [Read More]
UK plans to sequence 5 million genomes in 5 years
8 October 2018 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Plans to sequence five million genomes in the next five years were announced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock last week.