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Kerry Taylor-Smith is a science writer who covers everything from climate change and the environment, to health and wellness, to material science, astronomy and space. She has a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath, and over a decade of experience writing for various scientific and consumer publication.

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Advances in Liquid Biopsies: Improving Sensitivity and Earlier Detection

This article will focus on some of the advances currently being made in the field of liquid biopsy, from attempts to improve the sensitivity of tests, to using bodily fluids other than blood.
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Cell-to-Cell Communication in Cancer

We typically think of a cancerous tumor as a bunch of abnormal cells gone rogue, but the situation is more complicated. This article will explore cell-to-cell communication’s role in cancer development, its influence on metastasis and how research is expanding our knowledge of the disease.
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Synthetic Biology: Nature's Tools, Redesigned

Kerry Taylor-Smith explores the latest advances in synthetic biology, from the development of new agricultural biotechnology tools to therapeutics and diagnostics.
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Feeding Tomorrow: Exploring the Next Frontier in Food

Our food system is at a pivotal moment; there is enormous potential for innovation to unlock more healthy, accessible and sustainable diets for all, but we are simultaneously facing huge global challenges.
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Microplastics: The Snowflakes of the Plastic World

Science writer Kerry Taylor-Smith takes a deep dive into the persistent problem of microplastics.
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MSG: The Misunderstood Sodium Substitute

MSG was given a rather unsavory reputation in the 1960s. But did MSG ever deserve its distasteful status, or is it simply just a misunderstood constituent of South Asian cuisine?
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The Emerging Crisis of “Forever” Chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have penetrated every corner of the globe. What do we know about them, why are they such a problem and do they really last “forever”? Science writer Kerry Taylor-Smith explores.