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Move Over Dolly, South Korean Company Clones First British Dog
2014-04-09 10:29:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A South Korean company that charges about $100,000 US for animal cloning procedures has just cloned Britain’s first dog for free. The dog was copied from a 12-year-old pet dachshund named Winnie, owned by Rebecca Smith of London. Smith won a contest sponsored by Sooam Biotech, the company behind the cloning. The company is already known for creating more than 500 cloned dogs for owners all around the world, but Smith’s dog is...

Dolly The Sheep Creator Discusses Woolly Mammoth Clone
2013-07-31 14:09:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ian Wilmut, creator of Dolly the sheep, says that woolly mammoth stem cells may be the way to go in order to bring the ancient behemoths back to life. Wilmut, Emeritus Professor at the MRC Center for Regenerative Medicine at University of Edinburgh, wrote in The Conversation about his thoughts on how we could bring woolly mammoths back from extinction. The professor is best known for cloning Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an...

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2012-10-11 19:00:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some revered him as a pioneer while others may have deemed his work unethical. But one thing was clear about Professor Keith Campbell: he was a genius. It was confirmed today that Keith Campbell, who became famous for his role in cloning Dolly the sheep, died on Friday at 58-years-old. Campbell led the scientific research into the creation of Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell, back in 1996 at the...

2008-08-28 06:00:03

By Jenny Haworth IMPROVED treatments for schizophrenia and motor neurone disease could be available within two decades thanks to Scottish experiments using a new type of stem cell. In what was recognised as a major breakthrough, the scientists who cloned Dolly the sheep are now using stem cells first harvested from human skin less than a year ago. These have the same qualities as those controversially taken from embryos. And already work has started in Edinburgh to use cells donated...

2007-11-17 15:00:22

The British scientist who broke ground with the cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1996 has embraced a new technology for a non-embryo stem cell production. Professor Ian Wilmut cloned a ewe he named Dolly using a nuclear transfer method whereby stem cells are produced by inserting adult DNA into enucleated embryos and cloning the embryo. Wilmut decided not to pursue a license to clone human embryos following new research by a Japanese team into coaxing stem cells from the skin cells of mice,...

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2005-03-14 12:35:00

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Dolly the sheep's British creator received Germany's most prestigious medical prize Monday amid criticism of the partly state-funded award by opponents of cloning. About 40 protesters gathered outside the ceremony in Frankfurt to protest the award to Ian Wilmut, the head of the team that created Dolly at Scotland's Roslin Institute in 1996, calling on Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to voice opposition to the decision. Inside, Wilmut said he would spend the $134,000...

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2004-12-23 08:20:39

LONDON (AP) -- The creators of Dolly the sheep, the world's first mammal cloned from an adult, want to create cloned human embryos for stem cell research, one of the scientists said Wednesday. The Roslin Institute, near Edinburgh, Scotland, said it is considering applying to the government's fertility authority for a license to carry out the procedure, known as therapeutic cloning. Ian Wilmut, who led the team which created Dolly, said it would be "immoral" not to use therapeutic cloning for...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.