On this day in 1996, Dolly the sheep—the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell, was born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland.
Professor Sir Ian Wilmut, who was the embryologist that led the science team that cloned Dolly; in fact, he was the one who suggested the name. He believed that Dolly Parton, who was the singer of such famous country songs as “I Will Always Love You” was a fitting name because the sheep had been made using cells from a mammary gland. He thought it would be difficult to think of mammary glands that were more impressive than those of Dolly Parton. 😂 🤣
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