I take the view that anything you can do to relieve suffering or improve human health will usually be widely accepted by the public - that is to say, if cloning actually turned out to be solving some problems and was useful to people, I think it would be accepted.
I get into lab early and leave a bit early, too. So I like to have an hour or two before everybody comes in.
I have this rather amazing report which, roughly speaking, says I was the worst student the biology master had ever taught.
I must have been born with a strong attraction toward, and possibly even an aptitude for, doing things on a small scale.
I myself have been a major beneficiary of the view that no animal will more repay treatment that is kind and fair.
I remember that, at an early age, I spent many months making a three-masted sailing boat with rigging in a half-walnut shell.
I think that I cannot immediately see the route by which we should really understand memory and the workings of the brain.
I wondered whether the nuclear transfer techniques could be used to introduce purified macro-molecules into an egg, and hence into embryonic cells.
Nuclear transplantation is a technique that has enormously facilitated the analysis of these interactions between nucleus and cytoplasm.
Shinya Yamanaka's work has involved mice and human cells, and advances the prospect of providing new cells or body parts for patients.
The aim of a nuclear-transplant experiment is to insert the nucleus of a specialized cell into an unfertilized egg whose nucleus has been removed.
There is no doubt that I was blessed with a considerable amount of luck.
There's a danger of some of the best people saying, 'I don't want a career in science.'
Within six months of starting my Ph.D. work in 1956, I had already obtained feeding tadpoles derived from transplanted nuclei of embryonic cells.
As a brand new graduate student starting in October 1956, my supervisor Michail Fischberg, a lecturer in the Department of Zoology at Oxford, suggested that I should try to make somatic cell nuclear transplantation work in the South African frog Xenopus laevis.
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