Professor Dennis Lo, the Li Ka Shing professor of medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, whose cancer and prenatal disease screening tests put him at the forefront of modern medicine. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Professor Dennis Lo, the Li Ka Shing professor of medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, whose cancer and prenatal disease screening tests put him at the forefront of modern medicine. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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How watching Alien 3 movie set top Hong Kong scientist on the road to developing cancer and prenatal health screening tests

  • Professor Dennis Lo might have spent his career doing autopsies and looking into a microscope had he not seen the opening postmortem scene in Alien 3
  • He chose a different speciality that led to him developing a prenatal test for genetic diseases such as Down’s syndrome in babies and screening tests for cancer

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Professor Dennis Lo, the Li Ka Shing professor of medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, whose cancer and prenatal disease screening tests put him at the forefront of modern medicine. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Professor Dennis Lo, the Li Ka Shing professor of medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, whose cancer and prenatal disease screening tests put him at the forefront of modern medicine. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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