Amniocentesis

Dennis Lo (1963- )

Dennis Lo (1963- )

Dennis Lo, also called Yuk Ming Dennis Lo, is a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China. In 1997, Lo discovered fetal DNA in maternal plasma, which is the liquid component of a pregnant woman's blood. By 2002, Lo distinguished the DNA differences between pregnant women and their fetuses, enabling scientists to identify fetal DNA in pregnant

"Presence of Fetal DNA in Maternal Plasma and Serum" (1997), by Dennis Lo, et al.

Fetal DNA in Maternal Plasma, (1997)

In the late 1990s researchers Yuk Ming Dennis Lo and his colleagues isolated fetal DNA extracted from pregnant woman’s blood. The technique enabled for more efficient and less invasive diagnoses of genetic abnormalities in fetuses, such as having too many copies of chromosomes. Lo’s team published their results in their 1997 article "Presence of Fetal DNA in Maternal Plasma and Serum." The results

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