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Saying hello to Dolly, world’s first cloned mammal

Permanently twirling in her glass case, Dolly is a main attraction at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

No wonder, Dolly is a scientific miracle. She is the world’s first cloned mammal.

Scottish researchers created Dolly from an adult cell. The cloned sheep was born on July 5, 1996. She died six years later from a lung infection and severe arthritis.

Dolly’s legacy is not the cloning of more animals. Her legacy is helping with advances into stem cell research that may be used in fighting cancer and other diseases.

I could have spent hours more in the National Museum of Scotland. It is a fascinating place with a wealth of diverse exhibits. But my tour was moving on.

We are visiting Edinburgh before boarding the M/V Corinthian for a cruise with Grand Circle Cruise Line. I hope to return to Edinburgh again for a much longer visit.

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