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|Dolly (sheep) | |[pic] | |Dolly's taxidermized remains | |Other appellation(s) |6LL3[code name] | |Species |Domestic Sheep, Finn-Dorset | |Sex |Female | |Born |5 July 1996 | | |Roslin Institute | |Died |14 February 2003 (aged 6) | |Resting place |National Museum of Scotland (remains on display) | |Nation from |Scotland | |Notable role |First cloned sheep | |Known for |First mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell| |Offspring |Six lambs (Bonnie, twins - Sally and Rosie, triplets| | |- Lucy, Darcy, Cotton) | |Named after |Dolly Parton |
Dolly (5 July 1996 – 14 February 2003) was a female domestic sheep, and the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer. She was cloned by Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and colleagues at the Roslin Institute and the biotechnology company PPL Therapeutics near Edinburgh in Scotland. The funding for Dolly's cloning was provided by PPL Therapeutics and the Ministry of Agriculture. She was born on 5 July 1996 and she lived until the age of six, at which point she died from a progressive lung disease. She has been called "the world's most famous...