Remains of Dolly the Sheep in Edinburgh, Scotland

Though Dolly the Sheep looks like any of the other woolly creatures that fill the Scottish countryside, she’s actually an extra special specimen. She was the first cloned mammal ever to be created from an adult cell.

The sheep was a scientific marvel. Her successful arrival into the world brought her international fame within the scientific community. Before Dolly, the idea of cloning an adult mammal was pure science fiction.

Dolly was created from the mammary gland of a sheep. It’s how...

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