Clone: The Road to Dolly, and the Path Ahead

Clone: The Road to Dolly, and the Path Ahead

by Gina Kolata
     
 

The birth of Dolly -- the world's first clone -- literally placed in our hands the secret of creation. Few discoveries have presented such pressing ethical, spiritual, and scientific dilemmas. Award-winning science journalist Gina Kolata broke the astonishing news nationally in The New York Times and had unprecedented access to key scientists, ethicists, and experts… See more details below

Overview

The birth of Dolly -- the world's first clone -- literally placed in our hands the secret of creation. Few discoveries have presented such pressing ethical, spiritual, and scientific dilemmas. Award-winning science journalist Gina Kolata broke the astonishing news nationally in The New York Times and had unprecedented access to key scientists, ethicists, and experts at the center of the event. Here, she reveals the story behind Dolly -- from our earliest attempts at cloning to the events leading to Dolly's birth -- and explores the mind-boggling questions that Dolly presents for our future. Interweaving the dramatic social and cultural tale of cloning with the scientific odyssey of one clone's birth, Kolata shows how this chubby little lamb embodies both our greatest ambitions and deepest fears. Reading how it all happened, we realize this is much more than the story of Dolly. This is the story of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613246163
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1A Clone is Born1
2Breaking the News22
3Natural Philosophies42
4Imagining Clones70
5The Sullying of Science93
6Three Cloned Mice120
7Breaking the Laws of Nature157
8The Road to Dolly185
9Taken by Surppise209
10The Path Ahead228
Notes249
Index261

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