Exciting challenges: Dolly and POEMS

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:0

Over the past few weeks Dolly, the cloned sheep, has provoked ribaldry from satirists, headlines about a master race of humans from tabloid newspapers, and a “knee jerk political reaction” from the president of the United States. As the furore has died down, more measured reactions seem to be setting in–from the House of Commons science and technology committee and from Robert Winston, our editorialist (p 913). Winston shows how complex are the issues that Dolly raises and how potentially useful cloning techniques might prove. …

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