This week, Seed asks:
On July 5, 1996, Dolly the sheep became the first successfully cloned mammal. Ten years on, has cloning developed the way you expected it to?
Answer behind the cut:
Dammit, Jim, I’m a physicist, not a developmental biologist. I didn’t have any particular expectation of how cloning would develop over the last ten years, so there’s nothing to compare to.
If pressed, I probably would’ve said something like “It’s going to turn out to be a lot more complicated than this early success might seem to indicate,” which would’ve been both accurate and unhelpful. Other than that, I really don’t have an opinion.
That was easy.