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After Dolly: The Promise and Perils of Cloning

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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.

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Wilmut, who shocked the world in 1997 when his team unveiled Dolly--the sheep cloned from a mammary cell, explains why he believes that scientists should one day be allowed to combine the cloning of human embryos with genetic modification to free families from serious hereditary disease. 20 illustrations.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Roger Highfield is the science editor of The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Britain and is the author of several books.Ian Wilmut, formerly of the Roslin Institute in Scotland, is a professor at the University of Edinburgh.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393330267
Author:
Wilmut, Ian
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Highfield, Roger
Subject:
Business Ethics
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Moral and ethical aspects
Subject:
Human cloning
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Human cloning -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Biology-General
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 illustrations
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Genetics
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Genetics

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