Four clones of Dolly the sheep, the original cloned sheep, are alive and doing well at Nottingham University in England. Known as the “Dollies,” the four sheep are pets of Professor Keith Campbell, a scientist who was part of the team who first cloned Dolly in 1996. Dolly was able to be recreated after scientists discovered they could convert her adult sheep cell into an embryo. She was put down in 2003 after contracting lung disease, and for years prior suffered numerous health issues, including premature arthritis.
Scientists produce four clones of Dolly the sheep
Genetic twin of original cloned sheep alive and well in England
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