《中英對照讀新聞》DNA Of A Nevada Man Changes Due To Bone Marrow Transplant 由於骨髓移植手術,一名內華達州男子的DNA改變了


2019-12-24 05:30

◎黃靖媗

Four years ago, Chris had gained a bone marrow from the German. At the time, they intended to tract Chris’ acute myeloid leukemia. It is a type of cancer that obstructs the process of blood production.

4年前,克里斯獲得一名德國人的骨髓捐贈。當時,他們打算治療克里斯的急性骨髓性白血病,一種會阻礙血液生成的癌症。

Chris underwent tests after three months of the procedure. Surprisingly, the outcomes revealed the DNA in Chris’ blood had altered. Now, he has the DNA of an unknown German donor.

手術結束3個月後,克里斯接受測試。令人驚訝地,結果顯示克里斯血液裡的DNA改變了,他現在擁有德籍不具名捐贈者的DNA。

After four years of the life-saving process, the DNA has affected Chris’ cheeks as well as swabs of his lips. Even more, all of the DNA, including ones in semen, contains the DNA of the donor.

在4年的救命療程後,該DNA已影響克里斯臉頰與嘴唇的樣本。甚至所有的DNA,包括精液,都含有捐贈者的DNA。

But samples of the hair at chest and head have not revealed the altered DNA; they show up Chris’ original DNA. Darby, a co-worker of Chris, said they were surprised to see Chris no more exists at all.

但胸毛與頭髮樣本的DNA並未改變,它們仍是克里斯原本的DNA。克里斯的同事達比表示,他們很驚訝地發現克里斯不再存在。

新聞辭典

bone marrow:名詞,骨髓。例句:The patient needs a bone marrow transplant to be cured. (這位患者需要接受骨髓移植手術才會痊癒。)

alter:動詞,改變、調整。例句:Because of typhoon, we have to alter our trip plan.(因為颱風,我們必須調整我們的旅行計畫。)

donor:名詞,捐贈者。例句:Those Christmas decorations are donated from an anonymous donor.(這些耶誕裝飾品是一名匿名捐贈者捐的。)

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