UI Scientist, Cloned Mules Featured at Seattle Conference

Gordon Woods, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT, the University of Idaho scientist who led the research team that successfully produced the first clone in the horse family, will be a featured speaker at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) annual meeting currently underway in Seattle, Wash.
Idaho Gem, the world's first cloned equine, and his brothers, Utah Pioneer and Idaho Star, will be on display for Family Science Day Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15, on the exhibit floor at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. Woods is part of a panel that will discuss "Cloning Controversies: Ethics, Science and Society" on Feb. 16.
Woods, a professor of veterinary science in the UI College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, heads the Northwest Equine Reproduction Laboratory at UI. His partners on the cloning project are Dirk Vanderwall, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, UI assistant professor of animal and veterinary science, and Ken White, PhD, Utah State University professor of animal, dairy and veterinary science.
The AAAS annual meeting is one of the premier gatherings of scientists from a variety of disciplines from around the globe.


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