Cloning Mammals: More Than Just another Sheep

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Since the world learned of the cloning of Dolly, commentators have been more concerned with speculating about its use by dictators or athletes, while overlooking the genuine importance of this finding. The implications and practical applications of this discovery still remain unknown. To help us take a closer look at the case of Dolly from the correct approach, the researchers Alexander Kind and Angelika Schnieke outline a painstaking path from Aristotle to the beginnings of biology, and help us to understand the importance of this achievement in its context.