Keith Campbell, who cloned Dolly the sheep, dead at 58

Keith Campbell, 58, a British cell biologist who helped usher into being one of the most famous animals in creation, Dolly the cloned sheep, died on Oct. 5 in England. In February 1997, he and his colleague Ian Wilmut disclosed that Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult animal, had been born in Scotland the summer before.

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Keith Campbell, who cloned Dolly the sheep, dead at 58 10/13/12 [Last modified: Saturday, October 13, 2012 4:31am]

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