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Cloning Genes Is a Multistep Process

Dolly made headlines in 1997 when her birth was revealed. Why was cloning Dolly so important, considering that cattle and sheep were already being cloned through embryo splitting?

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To describe: The reasons behind the cloning of Dolly, considering that sheep and cattle were already cloned by splitting of the embryo.

Introduction: A clone can be described as the individuals that share common genetic sequence. The process of the formation of identical twins is called “cloning.” The individuals formed from this process possess similar genetic material and are considered as “clones.”

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The birth of Dolly was a revolution in the history of cloning. She was the first mammal that was produced by cloning the genetic material from the somatic cells of an adult sheep. Dolly’s birth also proved that the concept of differentiation is reversible. The birth of Dolly was a shock to the community of the scientists. The concept prior to the birth of Dolly related to reversible differentiation theory of the cell was condemned...

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