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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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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.
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]