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Genetics

Dr. Andrea Kay

Main Areas of Expertise Medical genetics; biochemistry; molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Genetics of coronary artery disease and the dyslipidemias; diabetes; genetic association studies Biography Dr. Andrea Kay worked for several years in the Human Metabolism and Genetics Department at St. Bartholomew's Medical College, a laboratory in which the main topics of research were the effects of genetic variation on susceptibility to common diseases, such as dyslipidaemia and heart disease. As a contrast to investigating the genetic influence on diseases with primarily environmental causes, Dr Kay worked in the Liverpool Clinical Genetics Laboratory on the initial stages of the provision of a diagnostic service for a hereditary intestinal polyposis syndrome, a condition that strongly increases an individual's risk of cancer. Qualifications PhD: 'Genetics of Hypertriglyceridaemia: an intermediate phenotype of Coronary Artery Disease', London University MSc: Medical Molecular Genetics, Aberdeen University BA: Biochemistry, Oxford University Copy-Editing: The Publishing Training Centre. Merit Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning: PTC, Merit Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders Current Activity Full-time freelance scientific editor since Jan 2013