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Horizon: Adam Pearson- My Amazing Twin

August 18, 2016

I’ll be watching this with interest, next Thursday on BBC Two at 9pm:

The acerbically witty and severely facially disfigured broadcaster Adam Pearson presents a personal film about genetics. He and his twin brother Neil are genetically identical and both share the same genetic disease, Neurofibromatosis 1 (Nf1) – yet they are completely different. Adam’s face is covered with growths, whereas Neil has none. Neil has short term memory loss, whereas Adam is razor sharp.

How can the same genetic disease affect identical twins so differently?

Adam is on the cusp of a successful film and television career, but the disease has left tumours on his face that are growing out of control and he could lose his sight. For years, everyone thought Adam’s brother Neil had escaped symptoms, but today his life is governed by epilepsy and a mysterious memory loss that suddenly came on during his teens.

Determined to save their future, Adam tries to find out why the disease affects the twins so differently and see if there is anything he can do to stop it from tearing their lives apart.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2016 10:37 am

    Reblogged this on michaelsnaith.

  2. November 27, 2017 11:11 pm

    Dear Adam and Neil Pearson:

    I live in Melbourne, Australia, and is an expert in NF. A decade ago, we found a bee product called propolis, in particular NZ propolis Bio 30, cures both NF1 and NF2, in both mice and NF patients, without any side effect. For detail, please watch a 5-min video;

    Hope it works on both of you. Neil’s encephalitis (EV) could also be cure by Bio 30, as both NF and EV depends on a kinase called PAK1, which is blocked by Bio 30.

    Thanks for your kind attention!. We recently watched your Horizon program by SBS TV.
    We admire your great courage fighting against bullies.

    Warmest regards,

    Prof. Hiroshi Maruta
    PAK Research Center,
    Melbourne, Australia.

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