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May 4, 2010

Ian Wilmut on the World after Dolly the Sheep

Bicolor sheep by Tambako the Jaguar, on FlickrAs part of the Gates Distinguished Lecture Series, Ian Wilmut will be giving a public lecture today in Cambridge titled Cloning, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: The World After Dolly. More details below from talks.cam.ac.uk:

“Ian Wilmut soared to international prominence when Dolly, a baby lamb created from the cells of an adult sheep [1,2], was revealed to the world. Dolly was the first genetic replica of a living creature created from cells from an adult animal. The accomplishment sparked amazement and controversy as scientists, philosophers, ethicists and religious leaders perceived the potential to extend such work to humans.”

All are encouraged to attend, lecture starts at 6pm today the Cambridge Union Society see press release from the University. [Update: Note last minute change from previously advertised venue at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. See also the accompanying podcast page].
Audio of talk available

References

  1. Campbell, K., McWhir, J., Ritchie, W., & Wilmut, I. (1996). Sheep cloned by nuclear transfer from a cultured cell line Nature, 380 (6569), 64-66 DOI: 10.1038/380064a0
  2. Wilmut, I., Schnieke, A., McWhir, J., Kind, A., & Campbell, K. (1997). Viable offspring derived from fetal and adult mammalian cells Nature, 385 (6619), 810-813 DOI: 10.1038/385810a0

December 2, 2008

SWAT4LS: The Semantic Web in Scotland

James Clerk MaxwellLast Friday, the UK National e-Science Centre in Edinburgh hosted a workhop, Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences (see SWAT4LS.org for the full details). Here are some incomplete and abbreviated notes from the workshop where there were some interesting people, paperware and software.

People and Paperware

70 people registered to attend SWAT4LS in total, many familiar names and faces, plus some new people I’ve never met before: (more…)

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