It was the bleat heard around the world when the birth of Dolly, the first successful clone of an adult mammal, was announced on February 23, 1997. Dr. Ian Wilmut of the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland and creator of Dolly, instantly found himself in the throes of an international debate regarding the ethics of mammal cloning. Shock, and soon fear, permeated the scientific community as the implications of Dolly's creation were extrapolated-human cloning was a biological possibility.
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