Professor Dennis Lo discovered cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma in 1997. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong professor bags first-ever Chinese version of Nobel Prize

One of two Future Science Prize winners, Chinese University’s Professor Dennis Lo Yuk-ming takes home Life Science Prize for developing test for Down’s syndrome in fetus

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Professor Dennis Lo discovered cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma in 1997. Photo: David Wong
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.