Animal cloning: 25 years since Dolly the Sheep

On 5 July 1996, Dolly the Sheep became the world’s first mammal to be cloned successfully from an adult cell – something that no one thought was possible as it had only previously been achieved through embryo cloning. But, how did scientists achieve this and how has it changed the world we know today?

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Toy story

#255: What was your favourite plaything as a child? Do you see any connection between your life now, and your favourite childhood toy?

Sadly to admit, I don’t remember having a favourite plaything. I remember as a really tiny toddler not being able to go anywhere without my fluffy toy lamb (which then got renamed ‘flat lamb’ as I used to cuddle it so much that, you’ve guessed it, it went as flat as a pancake!), but that was about it. I’m sure my mum would know if I had a favourite plaything growing up though.

And yes, to answer your burning question, I do still have my beloved flat lamb!