Tag Archives: Told

‘The doctor told me I would lose my eye, part of my jaw, and most of my cheek’ – Dublin woman shares mouth cancer story

Over the following years had multiple basal cell carcinomas and keratocysts removed. This, she says, “had one advantage – I was a regular patient of Prof Gerry Kearns, maxillofacial consultant in St James’s”. In October 2016, Mairead, from Dublin, was in St James for another routine operation, to remove a keratocyst, when she mentioned to… Read More »

Boy with allergy died after cheese was flicked at him, inquest told – The Guardian

A schoolboy with a dairy allergy was left gasping for breath and shouted “I’m going to die” minutes after a fellow pupil flicked cheese at him, an inquest has heard. Karanbir Singh Cheema, 13, known as Karan, went from “absolutely fine” to unconscious in under 10 minutes after the incident at William Perkin Church of… Read More »

Gene-Edited Babies: What a Chinese Scientist Told an American Mentor

PALO ALTO, Calif. — “Success!” read the subject line of the email. The text, in imperfect English, began: “Good News! The women is pregnant, the genome editing success!” The sender was He Jiankui, an ambitious, young Chinese scientist. The recipient was his former academic adviser, Stephen Quake, a star Stanford bioengineer and inventor. “Wow, that’s… Read More »