November 18, 2007

WHERE DOES THE DEATH LOBBY GO TO BUY BACK ITS SOUL? (via kbrouwer):

Dolly creator Prof Ian Wilmut shuns cloning (Roger Highfield, 16/11/2007, Daily Telegraph)

The scientist who created Dolly the sheep, a breakthrough that provoked headlines around the world a decade ago, is to abandon the cloning technique he pioneered to create her. [...]

Prof Wilmut, who works at Edinburgh University, believes a rival method pioneered in Japan has better potential for making human embryonic cells which can be used to grow a patient's own cells and tissues for a vast range of treatments, from treating strokes to heart attacks and Parkinson's, and will be less controversial than the Dolly method, known as "nuclear transfer."

His announcement could mark the beginning of the end for therapeutic cloning, on which tens of millions of pounds have been spent worldwide over the past decade.


Thanks, W.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 18, 2007 5:31 PM
Comments

One cannot buy back something one never had.

Posted by: ic at November 18, 2007 6:06 PM

no. we will probably clone some sells for therapies. they just won't include killing embryos. As OJ points out, this was half the fun for a lot of the activists.

Posted by: JAB at November 18, 2007 10:27 PM
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