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Layal Liverpool - PhD student in the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine - discusses her recent placement on the science desk at the Guardian newspaper.

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As a PhD student at MRC HIU, I usually spend my days in a white lab coat peering down a microscope, but this July I temporarily gave all that up to undertake a placement on the science desk at The Guardian newspaper.

Commuting through busy central London to The Guardian offices was a sharp change from my usual fifteen-minute cycle uphill to the lab in Oxford. My mentors were Ian Sample, science editor, and Hannah Devlin, science correspondent – two people I admire greatly for their unique flair for translating complex science into engaging news items.

Read the full article (MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine)