Embryologist Sir Ian Wilmut, part of the team that in 1996 first cloned a mammal, a Finn Dorset lamb named Dolly has given the first of the 2012 Science and Society talks.
He spoke to a packed audience in the Leggate Theatre, Victoria Gallery & Museum about the developments in the cloning of human embryos and the future benefits, including the provision of stem cells for the treatment of degenerative disorders such as motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s disease.
The next lecture in the series is being given by Professor Colin Blakemore, FRS, President of the Motor Neurone Disease Association on Tuesday 6 March at 5.30pm in the Leggate Theatre, Victoria Gallery & Musuem. Professor Blakemore will be addressing the issue ‘Living longer: The disastrous miracle’.
To book a place for this lecture or others in the series please register via: www.liv.ac.uk/events/science-and-society/