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February 22, 2017

It all began with Dolly the Sheep whose birth was announced on 22 February 1997 in 1996. Dolly , a ewe, was the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell. She was cloned at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland, and lived there until her death when she was six years old. . The sheep was originally code-named `6LL3`. The name `Dolly` came from a suggestion by the stockmen who helped with her birth, in honour of Dolly Parton, because it was a mammary cell that was cloned. Read more

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