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    Post  Carol on Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:45 pm

    Dolly reborn! Four clones created of sheep that changed science
    By Fiona Macrae
    Last updated at 8:08 AM on 30th November 2010

    Dolly the sheep has been reborn. Four clones have been made by the scientist behind the original research.

    The quads, which have been nicknamed ‘the Dollies’, are exact genetic copies of their predecessor, who was put down seven years ago.

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    Four of a kind: The four sheep are exact genetic duplicates of Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell 14 years ago

    As the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell, Dolly made headlines around the world when she was born at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh in 1996.

    She was hailed as a scientific sensation but critics warned the technology brought with it a high risk of miscarriage and still birth – and for those creatures that did survive, ill health and premature death.

    What is life?
    It is the flash of a firefly in the night, the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

    With deepest respect ~ Aloha & Mahalo, Carol

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