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Decoding genes for truth

Dr Khor Chiea Chuen

Dr Khor Chiea Chuen, Senior Research Scientist & Principal Investigator, Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS)

Getting to the very bottom of things and turning up scientific truth is what drives Dr Khor Chiea Chuen to research.

“I qualify as a medical doctor,” he explains. “One of the most striking observations made by medical practitioners is that some otherwise healthy people fall severely ill and fare badly as opposed to others who recover without lasting sequelae. What are the differences between them, and are they hereditable? That is what motivates me; to know the truth behind casual relationships underlying biological elements and the reason we fall ill.”

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