The Story of Dolly the Sheep – First Cloned Mammal Ever


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The first cloned sheep named Dolly was born on 5th July 1996 in Scotland at a research facility known as “Roslin Institute.” The news of the birth of a cloned mammal intrigued the whole world as the entire cloning concept was based on the theory that it is impossible to clone using an adult cell. However, the researchers made the previously thought to be impossible, possible. The Roslin facility successfully cloned a sheep from a cell of the mammary gland of a six years old Finn Dorset sheep.

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