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Siobhan Chan

Siobhan Chan was formerly Genetics Editor at BioNews and at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). She is a reporter at GP magazine, and has also worked as a Communications Officer at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and as part of the editorial team of I Science magazine. She has written about science and technology in developing countries for the Science and Development Network, volunteered at the Science Museum's Lates events, and interned at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Sustainability and Climate Change department. She originally studied Natural Sciences at the University of Bath, during which she undertook a placement year as an analytical chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, and she went on to obtain an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London. She tweets as @siobhankchan

BioNews News articles written by Siobhan Chan:
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Scientists develop new 'F-class' pluripotent stem cells
15 December 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
A new type of stem cell has been developed in the lab, in research described as 'groundbreaking'... [Read More]
Nerve cells behind pain and itch sensations made in lab
1 December 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
Nerve cells that react to pain and cold in the same way as human neurons have been formed in the lab, scientists report... [Read More]
IVF will mostly be a lifestyle choice by 2050, says man who invented the Pill
18 November 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
By 2050, most women will opt to conceive through IVF using cryopreserved eggs and sperm, meaning that sex will become 'purely recreational', an eminent scientist has claimed... [Read More]
Dozens of new genetic risks for autism uncovered
3 November 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
Scientists have linked 107 genes to autism, and 22 of these genes have a significant impact on the likelihood of developing the disorder, two studies published in Nature have shown... [Read More]
Miniature human stem-cell-derived gut grown in mice
27 October 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
A section of functioning human intestine has been transplanted into mice, giving scientists a new model with which to study intestinal diseases... [Read More]
Mid Essex CCG cuts IVF funding
29 September 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group has announced it will no longer be funding IVF except under 'clinically exceptional circumstances'... [Read More]
Personalised treatment on horizon for rare genetic disease patients
29 September 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
UK researchers have identified the most serious genetic mutations responsible for a rare condition that causes blindness, opening the door for personalised treatment and tailored gene therapies... [Read More]
Gene find for rare respiratory disease
22 September 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
Scientists have uncovered a gene linked to a rare disease that causes respiratory problems similar to cystic fibrosis... [Read More]
Pregnant women confident in new blood test for Down's syndrome
22 September 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
Women are confident in and value a new non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome that is being trialled across a number of maternity clinics in the UK, a study reports... [Read More]
Ebola virus is mutating fast, gene studies find
1 September 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
The ebola virus has accumulated hundreds of mutations since the beginning of the current outbreak, researchers analysing the viral genome have found... [Read More]