After Dolly

After Dolly

The Uses and Misuses of Human Cloning

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Baker & Taylor
An argument for the benefits of cloning, co-written by a scientist whose team was responsible for a famous cloned sheep, presents the reasons for his opposition to the cloning of humans and explains that cloning technology can be ethically applied to free families from serious hereditary diseases.

Norton Pub
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 Dollythat 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.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2006]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780393060669
Branch Call Number: 174.25 Wilmut 2006
Characteristics: 335 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Highfield, Roger


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