Ian Wilmut


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Noun1.Ian Wilmut - English geneticist who succeeded in cloning a sheep from a cell from an adult ewe (born in 1944)Ian Wilmut - English geneticist who succeeded in cloning a sheep from a cell from an adult ewe (born in 1944)
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Professor Ian Wilmut has just been given only the second licence ever to be granted - to clone embryos in his search for a cure for motor neurone disease.
Professor Ian Wilmut hopes to find treatments for sufferers such as physicist Stephen Hawking.
Prof Ian Wilmut led a team at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh in 1996 which cloned Dolly before launching her on to the world stage early the following year.
Dolly, cloned in 1997 by Ian Wilmut, PhD of the Roslin Institute in Scotland, was produced by fusing a ewe's udder cell to an egg (from another sheep) that had its nucleus removed.
Professor Ian Wilmut got permission to clone motor neurone disease sufferers' cells for research into the incurable killer.
Professor Ian Wilmut is expected to apply for a licence from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
"We wanted to promote the debate about cloning and inform the debate," biologist Ian Wilmut said following a public lecture in Edinburgh, one of a series he and co-author Keith Campbell are doing throughout Britain.
They point out that no one other than Dolly's creator Ian Wilmut has successfully cloned an animal from an adult cell (Dolly was cloned from a ewe's udder cell), and Wilmut's claim has yet to be independently verified.
Professor Ian Wilmut, of the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, has asked the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for permission to clone human cells.
A: Cloning uses DNA to produce multiple exact copies of a single gene or even a complete being, such as Dolly the Sheep, right (created by Prof Ian Wilmut in Edinburgh).
The institute's Prof Ian Wilmut said it was important to breed from cloned animals to check for any unexpected changes in their offspring.
Dr Ian Wilmut, who created Dollysaid: 'I am delighted with this news.