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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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Gene therapy reverses type 2 diabetes in mice
16 July 2018 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Gene therapy has been used in mice to successfully reverse obesity and insulin resistance, as well as other markers of type 2 diabetes... [Read More]
Gene protecting against leukaemia found in males
14 May 2018 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Scientists have discovered the first male-only gene that appears to protect against cancers including leukaemia... [Read More]
Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters
19 February 2018 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Scientists have identified a new gene for ovarian cancer risk that may be passed down from fathers to their daughters... [Read More]
Air pollution linked to poorer sperm quality
27 November 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Men living in areas with higher air pollution are also more likely to have a higher proportion of abnormally shaped sperm... [Read More]
Older parents pass down more genetic mutations
25 September 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Parents pass on more new genetic mutations to their children with age, and fathers pass on more than mothers, according to a study... [Read More]
Study suggests freezing ovarian tissue instead of eggs
17 July 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Freezing ovarian tissue may provide a viable option for women who want to preserve their fertility, according to a recent study... [Read More]
Artificial womb sustains premature lambs
2 May 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Researchers have kept premature lambs alive for several weeks using a 'biobag' designed to mimic the conditions of a womb... [Read More]
Eight percent of tiredness linked to genes
20 February 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
A UK Biobank study has found that genetics accounts for eight percent of the difference in people's feelings of tiredness and low energy... [Read More]
First baby born using ovary frozen before puberty
19 December 2016 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
A 24-year old has become the first woman to give birth after a transplant of ovarian tissue that was taken before puberty... [Read More]
Vitamins A and C erase cell memory to create stem cells
17 October 2016 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Vitamins A and C help to convert adult cells into stem cells by performing a cell 'reset', erasing their epigenetic memory, a study has found... [Read More]