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Sophie McLachlan

Sophie McLachlan is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She is currently studying for a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology at University College London, where her research focuses on the development and migration of embryonic neural crest cells. Previously, she studied at Imperial College London, where she acquired a BSc in Biological Sciences and then an MRes in Cancer Biology.

BioNews Review articles written by Sophie McLachlan:
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Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists - A Hundred Thousand Genomes
13 April 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
In 2003 the first complete map of the human genome was unveiled and the world was promised a genomics-led revolution in medical science. In spite of this, it was only two years ago that the 100,000 Genomes Project was launched in the UK to sequence 100,000 genomes from NHS patients by 2017... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Sophie McLachlan:
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New stem cell type discovered
20 April 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
A new type of stem cell has been discovered that has the ability to transform into a larger number of cell types than both human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells... [Read More]
Angelina Jolie has ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to reduce BRCA risk
30 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
In an article in the New York Times, Angelina Jolie has revealed her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, in her on-going battle to reduce her risk of cancer... [Read More]
IVF culture media may influence sex of embryo
23 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
The nutrient-filled liquid used to grow embryos during IVF might affect the resulting male to female birth ratio, a study suggests... [Read More]
Gene study probes autism-high intelligence link
16 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
Genes associated with autism have been linked to slightly higher cognitive ability when present in the DNA of non-autistic people... [Read More]
UK twin study shows autism 'largely genetic'
9 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
A UK twin study estimates that between 56 and 95 percent of autism spectrum disorder cases are attributable to genetics... [Read More]
Graphene shows cancer treatment potential
2 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
Researchers have developed a novel approach to cancer treatment using the carbon-based nanomaterial graphene to target cancer stem cells... [Read More]
Why sex makes sense, evolutionarily
23 February 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan
Humanity's predisposition to disease has been reduced thanks to hundreds of generations of sexual reproduction, research shows... [Read More]