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Creator of Dolly the sheep applies for therapeutic cloning licence

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1036
  1. Nadeeja Koralage
  1. London

    The scientist who cloned Dolly the sheep has announced that he will apply for a licence to clone human embryos.

    Professor Ian Wilmut told the BMJ that he still opposed reproductive cloning but that the research could provide new treatments for diseases such as motor neurone disease that may involve the use of stem cells or small molecule drugs.

    Therapeutic cloning has been legal in the United Kingdom since 2001, but the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has not yet awarded a licence to any group to do it; nor will the authority will disclose whether any group …

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