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  1. Wilmut, Ian Wilmut(noun)

    English geneticist who succeeded in cloning a sheep from a cell from an adult ewe (born in 1944)

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  1. Ian Wilmut

    Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRS FMedSci FRSE is an English embryologist and Chair of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known as the leader of the research group that in 1996 first cloned a mammal from an adult somatic cell, a Finnish Dorset lamb named Dolly. He was granted an OBE in 1999 for services to embryo development. In December 2007 it was announced that he would be knighted in the 2008 New Year Honours.


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