Ian Wilmut

Ian Wilmut

  • Ian Wilmut 
  • British developmental biologist who was the leader of the research group that in 1996 first cloned a lamb named Dolly

 

When a Scottish biological research team headed by Ian Wilmut successfully cloned a lamb named Dolly earlier this year, the world gasped at the possibility of repeating this breakthrough technology in humans. The ethics and impact of such a feat are contemplated and debated around the globe. Using exclusive video footage of the Dolly experiment, Dr. Wilmut outlines future applications of genetics research only recently considered science fiction, including growing organs and tissues in the laboratory, allowing scientists to correct genetic diseases in individuals and their offspring, and making possible animal-to-human organ transplants. While Dr. Wilmut admits that much remains unknown about the implications of cloning, he believes humans are a moral species and that misuse of this dramatic new technology will not occur.

Presentations at Calvin University:

Cloning and the Question of Ethics
Part of the: January Series

Thursday, January 15, 1998  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Miller, Johnson, Snell, and Cummisky

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