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Professor Sir Ian Wilmut FRS

Expert on Cloning

Ian Wilmut is an English embryologist and is currently one of the leaders of the Queen's Medical Research Institute at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known as the man who played a supervisory role in the team that in 1996 first cloned a mammal, a Finn Dorset lamb named "Dolly". Dolly was the first clone derived from adult cells. She died early, in 2003, at 6 years old. In 2005, Ian received the licence to clone human embryos for research that may one day help find a cure for motor neuron disease. In 2008 he received the Honour of Knighthood for his services to science.

"Dr Wilmut offers his audiences an insight into a future that only a short while ago was considered science-fiction."

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  • After Dolly: The Uses and Misuses of Human Cloning
  • Cloning and the Question of Ethics
  • Pharmacology's Brave New World
  • Will Cloning Feed the Planet?
  • Dolly's Story


  • Ian gave an excellent performance, he relates extremely well to people and to science - International Conference Organiser


  • 2007
    After Dolly: The Promise and Perils of Cloning
  • 2006
    After Dolly: The Uses and Misuses of Human Cloning by the Scientists Who Cloned Dolly
  • 2000
    The Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological Control
  • 2000
    The Second Generation: The Age of Biological Control by the Scientists Who Cloned Dolly

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