After Dolly by Ian Wilmut
The Uses and Misuses of Human Cloning

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A brave, moral argument for cloning and its power to fight disease.

A timely investigation into the ethics, history, and potential of human cloning from Professor Ian Wilmut, who shocked scientists, ethicists, and the public in 1997 when his team unveiled Dolly—that very special sheep who was cloned from a mammary cell. With award-winning science journalist Roger Highfield, Wilmut explains how Dolly launched a medical revolution in which cloning is now used to make stem cells that promise effective treatments for many major illnesses. Dolly's birth also unleashed an avalanche of speculation about the eventuality of cloning babies, which Wilmut strongly opposes. However, he does believe that scientists should one day be allowed to combine the cloning of human embryos with genetic modification to free families from serious hereditary disease. In effect, he is proposing the creation of genetically altered humans. 20 illustrations.

About Ian Wilmut

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Roger Highfield is science editor of The Daily Telegraph and a regular broadcaster on the BBC. He lives in London.
Published June 12, 2006 by W. W. Norton. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Assisted by Daily Telegraph science editor Highfield, Wilmut graphically describes the process of transferring DNA from a mammary-gland cell of an adult ewe to an egg denuded of its nucleus, then implanting the embryo into a surrogate sheep;

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Wilmut, assisted by Highfield, science editor of Britain's Daily Telegraph , argues passionately that cloning will revolutionize medicine and—perhaps a little too optimistically after the South Korean cloning scandal—that scientists can be relied on to behave.

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