Ian Wilmut

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Birthday
7, 1944
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
7, 1944 (age 76)
Birthplace
England

About

Famous for leading the mid-1990s scientific group that created a cloned sheep named Dolly from an adult sheep's somatic cell, he taught at the University of Edinburgh's MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine and was knighted in 2008 for his groundbreaking scientific work.

Before Fame

After earning his undergraduate degree in Agriculture from the University of Nottingham, he received his doctorate in Cryobiology from the University of Cambridge.

Trivia

He co-wrote a 2006 publication titled After Dolly: The Uses and Misuses of Human Cloning.

Family Life

The son of math teacher Leonard Wilmut, he was born and raised in Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, England.

Associated With

Wilmut and American veterinary scientist Gordon Woods both undertook successful cloning projects (Woods cloned a mule in 2003).