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Council of Europe attacks genetic procedure

LONDON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The Council of Europe has signed a declaration attacking England's plan to permit the creation of babies with DNA from three biological parents.
Scientist: Cloning extinct woolly mammoth technically possible

Scientist: Cloning extinct woolly mammoth technically possible

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- A British researcher whose team cloned Dolly the sheep, the world's first cloned mammal, says the technology could clone an extinct woolly mammoth.

Creator of cloned sheep Dolly dies

NOTTINGHAM, England, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A British cell biologist who helped create one of the most famous animals ever, Dolly the cloned sheep, died Oct. 5 at his home in England, officials said.

Petition seeks voiding of Wilmut's title

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A petition has called on Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to take away the knighthood she bestowed on Ian Wilmut for his cloning of the sheep Dolly.

'Dolly' creator obviates human embryo use

EDINBURGH, England, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- 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.

UW creates stem cell research center

MADISON, Wis., May 18 (UPI) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison is establishing a new Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.

Cloner proposes genetic altering

LONDON, June 5 (UPI) -- A British scientist who helped produce the world's first cloned mammal proposes creating cloned babies genetically altered to prevent hereditary disease.

Scientists still at odds over cloned sheep

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 11 (UPI) -- There's a three- or four-way dispute among British scientists about who deserves the credit for Dolly, the first cloned sheep.

Rabbit eggs may be used for stem cells

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Scientists in Scotland are planning to create animal-human embryos cloned from human skin cells and unfertilized rabbit eggs.

News media criticized in stem cell flap

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A group of scientists is criticizing the news media for its reporting on the scientific validity of research into human somatic cell nuclear transfer.

Implanted stem cells survive 16 months

WORCESTER, Mass., June 29 (UPI) -- Fetal stem cells cloned from old cows survived 13 to 16 months and multiplied 10 times as fast as adult stem cells, Massachusetts researchers said Wednesday.

Modern science alien to teens

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- British teenagers are so out of touch with modern science they think Madonna, Chemical Ali and Christopher Columbus are living scientists.

Sheep cloner seeks human eggs

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 22 (UPI) -- The Scottish scientist famous for creating Dolly, the world's first cloned sheep, has said he plans to ask for human egg donations for stem cell research.

Dolly creator gets human cloning license

LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The British scientist who cloned Dolly the sheep has received a license to clone human embryos to study Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE (born 7 July 1944) is an English embryologist and is currently Director of the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known as the leader of the research group that in 1996 first cloned a mammal from an adult somatic cell, a Finnish Dorset lamb named Dolly. He was granted an OBE in 1999 for services to embryo development. In December 2007 it was announced that he would be knighted in the 2008 New Year Honours.

Wilmut was born in Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, England. Wilmut's father, Leonard Wilmut, was a mathematics teacher who suffered from diabetes for fifty years eventually causing blindness. He was a student of the former Boys' High School, in Scarborough, where his father taught. Wilmut's early desire was to embark on a naval career, but he was unable to do so due to his colour blindness. As a school boy, Wilmut worked as a farm hand on weekends, which inspired him to study Agriculture at the University of Nottingham.

During the summer of 1966 Wilmut spent 8 weeks working in the laboratory of Christopher Polge, who is credited with developing the technique of cryopreservation in 1949. The following year, Wilmut joined Polge's laboratory to undertake a research PhD, from which he graduated in 1971. Wilmut has since been involved in research focusing on gametes and embryogenesis including working at the Roslin Institute. In 1998 he received the Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran Award.

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