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How Dolly The Sheep's Cloned Sisters Are Thriving, 20 Years Later03:50
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Sophie Goggins from the National Museums Scotland views Dolly the Sheep during the opening of a major new development at the National Museum of Scotland on July 5, 2016 in Edinburgh,Scotland. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
Sophie Goggins from the National Museums Scotland views Dolly the Sheep during the opening of a major new development at the National Museum of Scotland on July 5, 2016 in Edinburgh,Scotland. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Twenty years ago, scientists successfully cloned the first mammal, a sheep named Dolly.

While she suffered numerous health problems and had to be put down in 2003, 13 other sheep cloned from the same group of cells are thriving today.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Sharon Begley, a writer for health and science publication STAT, about how Dolly’s sisters survived and what that means for cloning science.

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Sharon Begley, senior science reporter for STAT News. She tweets @sxbegle.

This segment aired on July 27, 2016.

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