A Clone of Your Own? The Science and Ethics of CloningBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7463.466 (Published 19 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:466
- Trefor Jenkins, professor emeritus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- division of human genetics, National Health Laboratory Service and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
When I reviewed Klotzko's earlier book, The Cloning Sourcebook (BMJ 2001;323: 1313), I suggested that an informed public should decide whether cloning should be introduced—not the enthusiastic scientists involved in the research. This much smaller volume attempts to inform, and in my opinion it succeeds admirably.
Klotzko seems to have met many of the influential authorities in the field. In mid-1996 she discussed cloning with Ian Wilmot at the Roslin Institute, a month or so after Dolly the cloned sheep had been born. It took another seven months before the achievement was widely reported. The scientist did not reveal his secret to Klotzko. However, she claims, “Ian …