Cloned Sheep Gives Birth
Apr. 23, 1998
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) _ Dolly, the cloned sheep, has given birth, scientists announced Thursday.
Dolly's lamb, a healthy female named Bonnie, was born April 13 in a normal delivery, according to the Roslin Institute, where Dolly was cloned.
It said both she and the little lamb were ``in good health.''
``We are delighted,'' said Graham Bulfield, the institute's director. ``Despite Dolly's unusual origins, the birth of her lamb confirms that she is able to breed normally and produce healthy offspring.''
In a history-making announcement in February last year, the institute said it had cloned Dolly from the cell of another sheep's udder.
Dolly, a Finn Dorest sheep who is now nearly 2 years old, was mated naturally, and was kept in partial quarantine since becoming pregnant for fear of a miscarriage, the institute said.