The Dolly Technique

Could we clone people?

hESCs

SIXTEEN years after the amazing creation of Dolly the cloned sheep, researchers have realised the dream of producing human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) using a similar cloning technique.

Shoukhrat Mitalipov

But hESCs may be back on the scene, following work by Shoukhrat Mitalipov at the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton and his colleagues. In 2007 they showed that it was possible to develop embryonic stem cells from monkey eggs using the Dolly technique. Now they have fine-tuned the method to work with human eggs too.

Our three scientists

We will soon be able to clone humans

We will soon clone humans

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