Image of the Day: Dolly the sheep cloned 17 years ago today

On July 5, 1996 Dolly the sheep was born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. Dolly (named after country singer Dolly Parton) was the very first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell successfully. By age six, Dolly was suffering from severe arthritis and a progessive lung disease and was put down on February 14, 2003.

A lot has changed in the 17 years since Dolly's birth. A mouse was cloned from a single blood cell, scientists are talking about cloning a woolly mammoth, oh wait — a whole bunch of woolly mammoths and the list of possibilities continues to grow. What will science come up with next?

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