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.
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**'Chock-full of good science writing that provides an up-to-the-minute account of where we stand' The Times **'Pacy and extremely clear. The scientific jargon is properly explained, and there is an excellent glossary' Scotsman **'I so enjoyed this elegantly written inside story' New Scientist **'[Wilmut] is acutely aware of the controversies of his work and this is his attempt at communicating his side of things to the public ? a responsible step to take and an enjoyable read into the bargain' Morning Star
Ian Wilmut is Professor and Head of the Department of Gene Expression and Development at the Roslin Institute. He has a distinguised record of ground-breaking biological research and is uniquely qualified for this book both as a pioneer in the science of cloning and as a participant in the public discussions of its possible social and ethical consequences.