Quirky fact (arguably scientists have a sense of humor)

The first cloned mammal was a sheep named Dolly. Dolly is truly a marvel of modern science. It’s amazing that we are able to clone living beings, especially mammals.

Anyway, I just learned this fact today… Dolly was cloned from a mammary gland (breast tissue) cell. In recognition of and tribute to this source, the scientists who created her named her after Dolly Parton.

Dolly the sheepDolly the Sheep

Dolly Parton, 1970sDolly Parton

 

 

Source: Dolly the sheep (Wikipedia)

 

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