The Roslin Institute

Public Interest: Dolly the Sheep

Dolly the Sheep

Towards Dolly: Edinburgh, Roslin and the Birth of Modern Genetics

Towards Dolly

A project cataloging the archival records of the Institute as well as records of the University's Institute of Animal Genetics and the papers of key geneticist Conrad Hal Waddington (1905-1975) and zoologist James Cossar Ewart (1851-1933).

One of The Roslin Institute's most iconic faces is that of Dolly the Sheep.

She was the world's first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell and she captured the imaginations of people world wide from scientists to taxi drivers on the other side of the world in Australia.

Click on the links to find out more about the technology used to create Dolly and about her life as one of the world's most famous sheep.