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Dolly

(5 July 1996 – 14 February 2003)

A female domestic sheep remarkable in being the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer.

Cloned by Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and colleagues at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh in Scotland, born on 5 July 1996 and she lived until the age of six.

The cell used as the donor for the cloning of Dolly was taken from a mammary gland, and the production of a healthy clone therefore proved that a cell taken from a specific part of the body could recreate a whole individual.

As Dolly was cloned from part of a mammary gland, she was named after the famously curvaceous country western singer Dolly Parton.

Links: Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer | Roslin Institute, Edinburgh | Science Museum - Dolly the sheep, 1996-2003 | Healthy ageing of cloned sheep

Reference

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