The Tempinis diaries

December 11, 2007

Singapore biotech drive loses star Dolly-creator scientist

Filed under: education, singapore — Tags: , , — toru @ 2:46 pm

Things are not all hunky dory with Singapore’s biomedical drive.  The jury still seems to be out as to whether importing superstar scientists will work.  This recent report is from Reuters.

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SINGAPORE, Dec 11 – British scientist Alan Colman, who helped clone Dolly the sheep, is leaving Singapore, dealing another blow to the city-state’s biotech ambitions.

Stem cell scientist Colman, who had been lured to the city-state with grants and research facilities, now heads a Singapore consortium in stem cell research. He will leave next May for the Stem Cell Centre at King’s College London, the city-state’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research said in a statement.

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