Clone: The Road To Dolly, And The Path Ahead

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Harper Collins, Aug 9, 2011 - Science - 288 pages
The birth of Dolly -- the world's first clone -- placed in our hands the secret of creation. Few discoveries have so altered our notion of what it means to be human, or presented such a Gordian knot of ethical, spiritual, and scientific questions. Noted science journalist Gina Kolata broke the news nationally in The New York Times and was the first reporter to speak with Dr. Ian Wilmut, the embryologist who cloned Dolly. Now Kolata reveals the story behind Dolly, interweaving the social and cultural tales of our fear and fascination with cloning, reaching back nearly a century, with the riveting scientific accountof how a clone came to be and the mind-boggling questions Dolly presents for our future.

Clone is a compelling blend of scientific suspense, dreams dashed, and frauds exposed, with provocative philosophical questions and an astute assessment of why Dolly's birth was only possible now. Like The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Lucy, and Chaos, this book gives us a window on history in the making, and an understanding of its profound effect on our lives.

 

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Not a quickie to exploit the news sensation of the year, Kolata's review of the before-during-and-aftermath of the cloning of a Scottish sheep is a well-researched account of critical events in the ... Read full review

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In this readable history of cloning, New York Times science writer Kolata focuses on the controversial aspects of the issue. An indispensable work for high school, public, and college libraries. (LJ 11/15/97) Read full review

Contents

ACLONESBORN1
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BREMflNGTHENEWS22
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NATuRALFuLosoPHEs42
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THESuLLwNGcnScmNcE93
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THREECLONEDNHCE120
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BREAKHMSTHELAWSNNATURE157
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THEROAD1TDOLLY185
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TAKEN BYSURPRISE209
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THEPATHAHEAD228
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NOTES249
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INDEX261
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Gina Kolata is an award-winning senior writer for the New York Times. The winner of numerous writing awards, she has authored several books, including the bestselling Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It. Her latest book is Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss—and the Myths and Realities of Dieting.

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