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Dr Jess Buxton

Dr Jess Buxton is a Trustee at the Progress Educational Trust (PET), and Contributing Editor at the charity's flagship publication BioNews. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Medical Genetics at Kingston University London, and a Member of the Galton Institute's Council. She was previously Genetics Editor at PET and BioNews, and together with Dr Kirsty Horsey she devised the BioNews writing scheme, which provides practical science writing training and experience for PhD students. She has worked as a Biocurator at University College London's Institute of Cardiovascular Science, a Research Associate at Imperial College London, a Press Officer at the British Society for Genetic Medicine and a Natural Sciences Tutor at the Brilliant Club.

Jess originally studied Genetics at the University of Leeds, and went on to obtain a PhD in Human Genetics while researching myotonic dystrophy at St Mary's Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital. She also has a diploma in Science Communication from Birkbeck University of London for which she wrote a dissertation on public engagement with human genetics, and she has advised the Science Museum on its human genetics exhibits. She is coauthor (with Jon Turney) of The Rough Guide to Genes and Cloning, and she has contributed a chapter to Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation.