Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Second Creation

Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and Colin Tudge, 2000, The Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological Control, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press

Ian Wilmut was with Roslin Institute in Scotland when he successfully cloned Dolly. I believe he is working in Biopolis in Singapore now. Kieth Campbell is a cell biologist and embryologist with the University of Nottingham. Colin Tudge is a science writer.

The first part of the book was an account of their work with cloning Dolly from the cell of an adult sheep in 1996. The second part was interesting as they reflected on their breakthough in genetic engineering, genomics, and cloning using adult cells. They believed there will be tremendous ramification from their experiments and predict great changes in biological experimentation. Biology will the the next area of scientific development. It was interesting that they entitled their book, The Second Creation. An interesting insight into how scientists work, think and behave.


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