Everything You Need to Know about Cloning

February 24, 2015, 19:30 lecture

On February 24th, the Digital October Center will play host to a Popular Lectorium lecture, over the course of which Maria Semyonova, who holds a PhD in Biology, will discuss how Dolly the sheep came into being and whether or not it will someday be possible to clone a human being.

How did animal cloning begin? Other than cloning beloved pets or creating living producers of human medicinal proteins, what other reasons might there be for cloning animals? What does one need to make a clone and how many cloned embryos are necessary to create a single Snoopy? Are clones healthy? What setbacks have scientists faced while working towards cloning primates and people? What are therapeutic and reproductive cloning? What are the odds that human therapeutic and reproductive cloning will become legal? These and many other questions will be addressed over the course of the lecture.

Speaker: Maria Lyvovna Semyonova, PhD in Biology, Professor of Embriology at the Biology Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

This is a paid event (350 rubles). Tickets will be available for purchase directly before the lecture.


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