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Dolly the Sheep

Baaah! You’ve heard the story of Dolly the cloned sheep, but do you know the science behind how she was made? In this BrainPOP UK movie, Tim and Moby look back on her life - from the test tube to the pasture to her early demise. In this educational, animated movie you’ll learn how Scottish scientists from the Roslin Institute used three different sheep just to create Dolly! But if you think that was the first time scientists had cloned an animal, think again. You’ll also find out about the early days of cloning, way back in the 1950s, and why the nuclear transfer technique used to create Dolly represented a giant leap forward in the technology. Plus find out what happened to Dolly and some of the problems with cloning an adult animal. Will we ever clone people? No one knows for sure, but Tim will tell you the moral and ethical issues that make some people think it should never happen.

Related movies: Genetics, Genetic Mutations, DNA, Cloning

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Dolly the Sheep