Today in History: February 22



In 1997

A quantum leap:

The first cloned mammal

Dubbed Dolly the Sheep.*

* “The sheep was originally code-named “6LL3”. The name “Dolly” came from a suggestion by the stockmen who helped with her birth, in honor of Dolly Parton, because it was a mammary cell that was cloned.”   []

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  • Well done, I wrote sheepishly.

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