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《Our Scientists (English Version)》 An Explorer in DNA Diagnostics - Dennis Lo I

2018-02-06

《Our Scientists (English Version)》 An Explorer in DNA Diagnostics - Dennis Lo I

2018-02-06
Dr. Dennis Lo mainly focuses on genetics and medicine, DNA testing and other related areas of chemical pathology. In an article published in 1989, he pointed out the possibility of using DNA technology to analyse foetal cells in pregnant women's blood. In 1997 he found foetal DNA in the plasma of pregnant women. He later led his Chinese University research team in pioneering a non-invasive prenatal diagnosis. By the end of 2011, non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of Down's syndrome was finally applied clinically in Hong Kong and the United States. The team continues to work tirelessly to reduce testing costs to affordable levels. This non-invasive prenatal diagnosis has so far reached over 90 countries and regions around the world.

Dr. Lo has continued to explore the possibility of using the technology to detect cancer. His ultimate goal is for doctors to map the genes of cancerous cells in the body using the non-invasive method of drawing a patient’s blood only once to enable early detection, early treatment, reduction of pain and improvement of survival rate.

Dr. Lo claims he is lucky to be given the opportunity to stand on the shoulders of giants to explore the mysteries of human DNA. The giants he refers to are all the scientists who studied genetics throughout history. He also feels he is fortunate to be co-operating with leading experts in other fields such as mathematicians, mechanical engineering, and computer science. All the scientific breakthroughs the world has today would not have been possible without the joint collaboration of scientists in a wide range of disciplines.
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