Dolly scientist urges cloning humans to rid hereditary disease

06/5/2006 | United Press International

Ian Wilmut, the U.K. scientist who helped create Dolly the sheep from an adult cell, said in a new book that cloning an IVF embryo when it has only about 100 cells would not be the same as cloning a human and could be genetically altered to stop hereditary disease. "The use of genetic and reproductive technologies is not a step backward into darkness, but a step forward into the light," he said.

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