To make a stem cell omelet, you gotta break some eggs:
THE scientist who cloned Dolly the Sheep is to ask Scottish women to donate their eggs for ground-breaking research on stem cells from cloned human embryos.
Professor Ian Wilmut, from the Roslin Institute, Midlothian, also revealed he is to join forces with the Korean researchers who last week announced they had made a major breakthrough in growing stem cells cloned from patients.
Wilmut is to apply to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) for permission to collect fresh unfertilised eggs from women volunteers.
In January he was granted the UK’s second licence to create cloned embryos from discarded eggs, or oocytes, left over from In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) therapy. However, research announced last week showed IVF eggs, which are usually frozen after being removed from the woman, are unsuitable for producing cloned embryos.
How convenient! You don’t think Wilmut knew this when he was granted the license? Like hell he didn’t! He and his late partner, John Clark (found hanged in his home last August, #39 on the unofficial “dead scientists” list), basically developed the process of cloning!
This is what they’ve wanted all along, to grow humans for experiments and spare parts.
Boiling the frog by degrees. The water is starting to bubble.