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Keith Campbell, who cloned Dolly the sheep, dead at 58
CNN ^ | 10/12/2012 | Staff

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: alcohol; dolly; dollythesheep; drunk; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; keithcampbell; rage; unitedkingdom
A man responsible for unleashing a potentially sinister technology on the world is dead before his time.

RIP.

1 posted on 10/12/2012 12:18:42 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

It’s not nice to Fool Mother Nature.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: mojito

The university did not say how he died.

Baaaaaaaad piece of lamb, maybe...


3 posted on 10/12/2012 12:43:57 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: jagusafr

Baaaaad Haggis?


4 posted on 10/12/2012 12:57:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mojito

How do we know if it was really him? Or a copy?


5 posted on 10/12/2012 1:19:41 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: mojito

But he made a backup copy first, right?


6 posted on 10/12/2012 1:21:37 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SgtHooper
How do we know if it was really him? Or a copy?

LOL!

Post of the day! :)

7 posted on 10/12/2012 1:23:18 PM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: mojito

8 posted on 10/12/2012 1:28:57 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: mojito

It could be his clone, don’t they die early?


9 posted on 10/12/2012 1:36:27 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: AlmaKing

You just “cloned” what I was going to post!


10 posted on 10/12/2012 1:37:14 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: mojito
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. (2006)

"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."

11 posted on 10/12/2012 1:40:23 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: mojito

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 1:42:45 PM PDT by bgill
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To: mojito

What lovely comments! Death is funny if it’s not One of the People We Approve of.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 1:46:51 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: mojito

baaaaaad day to be Keith Campbell


14 posted on 10/12/2012 1:48:12 PM PDT by Puddleglum (http://www.facebook.com/paulhawkinsauthoradventurerexplorer)
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To: mojito

He should’ve cloned supermodels. Lots of supermodels. RIP.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 1:48:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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Death is funny if it’s not One of the People We Approve of.

Yeah, kinda like yours on this board..zot

16 posted on 10/12/2012 1:52:08 PM PDT by xone
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Campbell, 58, died on October 5, according to a university statement released Thursday. His funeral has been scheduled for October 24.

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???

17 posted on 10/12/2012 1:56:01 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: xone

You think I should be banned for not thinking death is funny?


18 posted on 10/12/2012 2:05:44 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: UltraV
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

19 posted on 10/12/2012 7:13:45 PM PDT by xone
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To: xone

“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?

“No,”

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.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 7:29:37 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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Because of my sign-in date. That’s all you did,

No, I explained the process I went through, yet you make up something else, then argue, very trollish.

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.

No need to report you, losers who argue along the same lines as you will be nailed shortly, unfortunately, this goes on your permanent record. Next time anyone who looks at you InForum will see and make their zot judgement. Have fun! zot

21 posted on 10/12/2012 7:44:14 PM PDT by xone
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Personal attack? Nice.

Oooooooh scary. My permanent record? I’m shaking in my boots.

You are so funny playing zot at me. Zot me again! It feels nice.


22 posted on 10/12/2012 8:13:29 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: xone

Seriously, you have succeeded in totally intimidating me. Not.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 8:14:38 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: mojito; martin_fierro

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks mojito. Mutton to see here.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 9:53:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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