Video Friday: Planet of the Clones

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Human cloning is anathema to most of us conjuring up Metropolis visions of identical humans serving tyrannical masters. But might this be a mistaken horror story? Could human cloning instead lead to medical breakthroughs and the end to infertility?

The panel includes Dolly the Sheep embryologist Sir Ian Wilmut, outspoken Oxford bioethicist and transhumanist Anders Sandberg and radical sociologist Hilary Rose seek out new life.
Ms. Rose is a feminist sociologist and former Gresham Professor of Physics, her last book, Love, Power and Knowledge, was one of the “101 Best Books of the 20th Century”.

Hilary Rose

Anders Sandberg is the James Martin Fellow at the Future of Humanity Insitute at Oxford University, his research centres on the ethical and social implications of future technologies and human enhancement.

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Embryologist Dr Ian Wimut is the Director of the MRC centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and led the research group that cloned Dolly the sheep.

Ian Wilmut

Hosted by Barnaby Martin who is the author of the recently published Hanging Man: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei.
 Barnaby Martin

 

James Martin Fellow at the Future of Humanity Insitute at Oxford University, his research centres on the ethical and social implications of future technologies and human enhancement.

Debate produced by the Institute of Art and Ideas.

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