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skippy the bush kangaroo

Friday, February 14, 2003

goodbye, dolly

it's a sad day for clones everywhere. dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal ever (if you don't count awol) died today.

there'll never be another ewe.

we wish we could say she died peacefully, in her sheep sleep. but she was put down after contracting a terrible lung disease.

new science says,

the type of lung disease dolly developed is most common in older sheep. and in january 2002, it was revealed that dolly had developed arthritis prematurely. she was cloned using a cell taken from a healthy six-year-old sheep, and was born on 5 july 1996 at the roslin Institute, edinburgh, scotland.
posted by skippy at 11:58 AM |


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