TEDxSalford – Sir Ian Wilmut – From Dolly to Curing Human Disease – Video

Posted: December 4, 2012 at 10:45 am




TEDxSalford - Sir Ian Wilmut - From Dolly to Curing Human Disease
Sir Ian Wilmut is a world-renowned embryologist and specialist in regenerative medicine. He is best known as the man who led the team that in 1996 first cloned a mammal, a Finn Dorset lamb named "Dolly". Dolly was the first ever clone derived from an adult cell. The research resulting in Dolly #39;s birth stemmed from efforts to genetically engineer sheep and cows in order that their milk would contain human proteins with medicinal properties, such as human antibodies. More recently he was the founding Director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine in the University of Edinburgh. The Mission of this rapidly expanding Centre is to develop new treatments for human disease through innovative research with stem cells. The new Centre covers the full spectrum of research -- from basic mechanisms of stem cell biology, to clinical trials with stem cells and their derivatives. The aim of his own research is to be able to produce human cells for use in research and in future for treatment of diseases, such as motor Neuron Disease. In his talk he will describe the way in which the cloning research has provided revolutionary new opportunities in regenerative medicine. Credits: Camerawork: Nathan Rae Team - nathanrae.co.uk Post production: Elliott Wragg - twitter.com Audio restoration : Jorge Polvorinos - jorgepolvorinos.wordpress.com Heat of IT and Design Vlad Victor Jiman - twitter.comFrom:TEDxTalksViews:5 1ratingsTime:19:27More inNonprofits Activism

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