Dolly Mixtures

The Remaking of Genealogy

Recommended by Harriet Ritvo, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #18 in Genomics

While the creation of Dolly the sheep, the world's most famous clone, triggered an enormous amount of discussion about human cloning, in Dolly Mixtures the anthropologist Sarah Franklin looks beyond that much-rehearsed controversy to some of the other reasons why the iconic animal's birth and death were significant. Building on the work of historians and anthropologists, Franklin reveals Dolly as the embodiment of agricultural, scientific, social, and commercial histories which are, in turn, bound up with national and imperial aspirations. Dolly was the offspring of a long tradition of... more

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Harriet Ritvo Sarah Franklin, an anthropologist at Cambridge, gives a full and clear account of how Dolly, the cloned sheep, came to be. (Source)

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