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2002 Royal Society Fellows

The UK's Royal Society has announced the election of 42 new Fellows and six Foreign Members.

David Bruce(david.b@biomecentral.com)

LONDON — The UK's Royal Society has announced the election of its new Fellows for 2002. Among them are the cloning pioneer Ian Wilmut of the Roslin Institute, who gave the World 'Dolly the sheep' and has since been a vocal spokesperson on the rational side of the cloning debate. Also elected from Scotland are Nicholas Hastie and David Lilley. Nicholas Hastie, director of the MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh, has worked for many years on the genetics of pediatric diseases, most recently on Wilms' tumor. He was also a member of the UK Government's human genome working party. David Lilley at Dundee University works on nucleic acid structure and function, particularly ribozymes.

Developmental genetics is well represented among the new Fellows. Allan Bradley, director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, developed a system for using embryonic stem cells to generate specific alterations in the mouse germline....

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