Skip to comments.Keith Campbell, who cloned Dolly the sheep, dead at 58
Posted on 10/12/2012 12:18:38 PM PDT by mojito
Keith Campbell, the scientist who helped pioneer the birth of Dolly the sheep, the world's first mammal cloned from fully developed adult cells, has died, according to The University of Nottingham.
Campbell, 58, died on October 5, according to a university statement released Thursday. His funeral has been scheduled for October 24.
The university did not say how he died.
Campbell was part of a team at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh, Scotland, that cloned Dolly in 1996. Her birth made headlines worldwide, capturing the scientific imagination of many while generating intense controversy over the ethics of cloning.
While Campbell is not listed in research papers as the principal investigator in papers related to Dolly's cloning, the man who is -- Ian Wilmut -- told The Telegraph newspaper in 2009 that Campbell deserved much of the credit for the feat.
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It’s not nice to Fool Mother Nature.
The university did not say how he died.
Baaaaaaaad piece of lamb, maybe...
How do we know if it was really him? Or a copy?
But he made a backup copy first, right?
Post of the day! :)
It could be his clone, don’t they die early?
You just “cloned” what I was going to post!
"Growing up on the family sheep farm was idyllic for smart, sensitive Harry Olfield, except for some knavish mischief from cocky brother Angus, until their dad has a fatal accident. Fifteen years later, Harry has finished sheep-phobia therapy and his ICT schooling and returns. Angus buys him out, all ready to present the genetically engineered Oldfield sheep he bred with a ruthless team. When environmentalist Grant steals a discarded embryo, which has sharp teeth, he gets bitten by it, and thus the first the be infected with predatory hunger and a mechanism that turns any mammal into a werewolf version. Running for the farm men, Grant's mate, student Experience, gets teamed up with Harry and his boorish but gentle pastoral youth friend Tucker. They must survive both the bloodthirsty sheep and their creators, who didn't realize this yet but dispose of an antidote."
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
What lovely comments! Death is funny if it’s not One of the People We Approve of.
baaaaaad day to be Keith Campbell
He should’ve cloned supermodels. Lots of supermodels. RIP.
Yeah, kinda like yours on this board..zot
Something is up.
Young...only 58...refusing to say how he died...but the interesting thing is the lag between death and the funeral....19 days... What is up with that???
You think I should be banned for not thinking death is funny?
No, I think you should be banned because you are a noob and were a dick about it. Or are you really into sheep? Or a relative of Campbell? No, then you are a noob dick on a >20 response thread. That's what trolls do. zot
“No, I think you should be banned because you are a noob and were a dick about it.”
Oh, I see. Because of my sign-in date. That’s all you did, looked at the date and made up your mind? That obviously makes me a troll, right. And I always thought it was just Lefties that danced on graves. Was shocking to see it here. Even if we can’t say nice things, “no comment” gets your point across without being nasty. Conservatives are better than that.
“Or are you really into sheep? Or a relative of Campbell?”
Actually, I’m a bull riding fan. But you really think only a relative should have problems ridiculing the dead?
Why’d you ask then?
“then you are a noob dick on a >20 response thread.”
Didn’t know there were different rules for shorter threads.
“That’s what trolls do. zot”
I think your zot button doesn’t work. Do you think you are a moderator or something? Feel free to report me for being a noob though.
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