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Cloning, stem cells and regenerative medicine

This lecture will illustrate the potential value of using stem cells to study the cause of inherited diseases.

Extraordinary opportunities to study the molecular mechanisms that cause inherited diseases are being provided by new methods of producing stem cells. In principle many inherited diseases may be studied in this way including Motor Neuron Disease, schizophrenia, some forms of cancer and causes of sudden heart failure. In addition, human cells in the laboratory may provide important new approaches to the safety testing of new drugs. The lecture will illustrate not only the potential value of these new methods, but also the manner in which their development was prompted by research to clone a sheep.


Professor Sir Ian Wilmut FRS | talks | www


Date and Time:

19 October 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
+44 20 74 51 2500

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