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Where’s Dolly? Another metadata game TAGS: | | | | | | | The Towards Dolly project, showcasing research from genetics at the Roslin Institute, has helped surface lots of interesting material within the library, not least at the current exhibition. One of …Continue reading →

A Visit from Dolly… TAGS: | | | It has been a while since my last post, but rest assured, the ‘Towards Dolly’ project has not been idle! As you’ll have seen from the last couple of posts, …Continue reading →

Frozen: The story of Frostie the calf TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | Ian Wilmut is best known for his involvement with the team which cloned Dolly the sheep in 1996. However, his scientific career, which spans more than five decades, includes a variety …Continue reading →

Dolly Pops Up… TAGS: | Did you know that Edinburgh has been a world leader in genetics for over a century? And that there’s definitely more to cloning than just Dolly the sheep? Come to …Continue reading →

Science: Media Friendly? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | Nowadays we are more than accustomed to scientists appearing on television and radio to talk about their research or engage in debates about the social, political and ethical implications of …Continue reading →

Printed Material Highlights from the Roslin Collection TAGS: | | | With phase I of the Towards Dolly project ending for me, the Rare Books Cataloguer, I thought to look back over the material I’ve worked with and to highlight a …Continue reading →

A Sample of the Roslin Institute’s Cloning Research Post-Dolly: 1998 and 2007 TAGS: | | | As mentioned in a previous post, Dolly, the sheep caused a media sensation in 1997 as the first cloned animal using a nuclear transfer process  and so, I thought it …Continue reading →

Dollymania – Seven Days that Shook the World TAGS: | | | 1997 was quite a significant year for the Roslin Institute with “’Dolly, the sheep, ‘…the first mammal cloned from a cell from an adult animal…generated an amazing amount of interest …Continue reading →

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