Con in cloning of Dolly the sheep
Indian molecular biologist Prim Singh has accused Ian Wilmut, the scientist who became famous for cloning Dolly, the sheep, of hijacking ideas of his colleagues.Updated: Nov 30, 2005 13:14 IST
Indian molecular biologist Prim Singh has accused Ian Wilmut, the scientist who became famous for cloning Dolly, the sheep, of hijacking ideas of his colleagues. Dr Singh, 45, said the idea of cloning Dolly was not Prof Wilmut’s, who is associated with the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh. The biologist also said he was regularly bullied by Prof Wilmut who did not accept that Asians could have original ideas. “He wanted to collaborate with other people using my work, but he didn’t want to collaborate with me.
He poached ideas and took the credit himself,” he said. Dr Singh claimed that many a time Prof Wilmut would come into his office shouting at him. In October 2002, Dr Singh “reluctantly” put in a grievance against Prof Wilmut. He claims the professor’s behaviour towards him was inappropriate and jeopardised his career. Dr Singh is now claiming racial discrimination and unfair dismissal against Prof Wilmut.
First Published: Nov 30, 2005 13:14 IST