Cloning: Err on the Side of Caution?

Director of the Bioengineering Centre at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Konstantin Skryabin

1948 - Born in Moscow
1970 - Graduates, Moscow State University
1974 - Joins Institute of Molecular Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences
1976 - Research Fellow, Harvard University
1982 - Receives PhD
1991 - Founder and Director, Centre of Bioengineering, Russian Academy of Sciences
1996 - Academician, World Academy of Art and Science
1997 - Honorary Member, European Molecular Biology Organisation
2007 - Head, Biotechnology Chair, Moscow State University

Today we will talk about genetic manipulation. After the recent announcement of a successful cloning of a monkey by a group of American scientists in Oregon,  the issue of cloning of Homo Sapiens finds itself in the spotlight again. Will it ever be possible to treat 'incurable' diseases or clone human beings? Is genetic manipulation a hope or a danger for the mankind? To answer these questions our guest today is one of top world specialists on the matter, Director of the Bioengineering Centre at the Russian Academy of Sciences - Professor Konstantin Skryabin.