Dolly’s Wool Sweater on Display
LONDON (AP) _ Dolly, the cloned sheep, gave the coat off her back to the National Science Museum on Friday, with a little help from 12-year-old Holly Wharton.
Holly, who designed a brightly colored sweater made from Dolly’s wool, won a nationwide contest with her blue, green and white image depicting two identical sheep grazing in a field.
Holly modeled the sweater for Friday’s presentation to the museum. She was accompanied by actress Jenny Agutter, who said it was a good advertisement for the pioneering work in genetics by Dolly’s creators and by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which helped organize the competition.
Agutter is a carrier of the hereditary disease cystic fibrosis, which she said might one day benefit from the technology that produced Dolly.
Dolly was created by scientists at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland, using cells from a sheep’s udder. She was the first mammal to be cloned from a cell taken from an adult.
Her creation ignited calls from around the world for more regulation of scientists using cloning techniques.