Articles by Dili Chen


Designing Humanity: Regulations on Gene Editing

When doctors diagnosed her with one of the most aggressive forms of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Layla Richards was only 14 weeks old. After rounds of chemotherapy, followed by a full bone marrow transplant, Layla showed no signs of improvement – her only remaining option was palliative end-of-life care. Then, a one-milliliter infusion of white blood…

More Than Surgery

A little over six decades ago, kidney transplantation was not an option for those afflicted with chronic kidney disease. Almost five decades ago, the first human heart transplantation surgery lasted nine hours while the patient survived for less than three weeks afterwards. A little over three decades ago, the first robot-assisted surgical procedure was performed…

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