Ailsa Stevens

Ailsa Stevens was formerly Genetics Editor at the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and at its free weekly email news digest, commentary service and website BioNews. She is now a Contributing Editor at BioNews and Press Officer at Cancer Research UK, the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research, where her work involves securing accurate and timely press coverage in relation to the charity's multimillion pound cancer research programme. Her work for PET has included writing publications such as A Guide to Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, a booklet explaining the science and ethics of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for a lay readership; writing articles for Ova, the in-house magazine of the London Women's Clinic; and working with Dr Jess Buxton to secure press coverage for the annual conference of the British Society for Human Genetics.