Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological Control

Second Creation Dolly and the Age of Biological Control When Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell of the Roslin Institute announced in February that they had cloned Dolly from the cell of an adult sheep fears were expressed that it would only be a matter of

  • Title: Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological Control
  • Author: Ian Wilmut Colin Tudge
  • ISBN: 9780374141233
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological Control

    When Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell of the Roslin Institute announced in February 1997 that they had cloned Dolly from the cell of an adult sheep, fears were expressed that it would only be a matter of time before human cloning became feasible This is an outcome I hope never comes to pass, writes Wilmut But the ability to make clones from cultured cells derived from eWhen Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell of the Roslin Institute announced in February 1997 that they had cloned Dolly from the cell of an adult sheep, fears were expressed that it would only be a matter of time before human cloning became feasible This is an outcome I hope never comes to pass, writes Wilmut But the ability to make clones from cultured cells derived from easily obtained tissue should bring numerous practical benefits in animal husbandry and medical science, as well as answer critical biological questions In this definitive book, the authors explain the possibilities good and bad that have been opened up by their revolutionary new techniques Genetically modified animal organs might be used for transplantation into humans Animals engineered for specific genetic defects that mimic human illnesses could greatly add to our understanding of many diseases they could also be utilized directly in cell based therapies for important illnesses, including Parkinson s disease, diabetes, and muscular dystrophy But what are the ethical issues raised by this pioneering research, and how can we better understand its implications Written with the award winning science writer Colin Tudge, The Second Creation is a landmark work detailing arguably the most exciting and challenging scientific discovery of the twentieth century.

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    One thought on “Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological Control

    1. Mari

      I read this as background to a novel I was writing, in about 2003. It was brilliant, easy to understand, and very interesting. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the science behind cloning, and to also understand the scientists who work in the area. Was recommended to me by a friend who worked in biochemistry.

    2. Jackie Krasuski

      Normally scientists are pretty dry when it comes to writing, but Dr. Wilmut has really made this one exceptionally interesting. If you are interested in cloning whatsoever this book is highly recommended as a brief history and details of the work that went on to create Dolly the cloned sheep from start to finish.

    3. Sarah

      This is a good read if a little slow. I enjoyed hearing what really went into the cloning of dolly and what it means more broadly for science. Reminds you that scientists with big, famous work are still people.

    4. Bárbaro Ferro

      La historia de la clonación de Dolly sigue siendo interesante después de casi 20 años. La divulgación de problemas científicos complejos atrae a muchos lectores. El tema de este libro sigue siendo relevante.

    5. Alex

      "And although the story is complicated, it is biology, and biology is not physics: that is to say, it is not weird " I think I'm going to love this book. :)

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