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Dolly the Sheep Has Afterlife

We suggest a business of Dolly-wool sweaters: Four new iterations of the famous sheep Dolly are healthy, said the British scientist who keeps them as pets. Dolly the cloned sheep marked a landmark in genetic technology, demonstrating the then-unprecedented ability to replicate complex life forms, but she suffered from chronic health problems until she had to be put down in 2003. Dolly’s poor health gave fodder to ethical arguments against cloning, but “The Dollies,” as they are collectively known, notably exhibit none of the health issues. “They have got the life of Reilly—they potter around and get fed,” said their keeper.