Clone 1, Knit 1, Purl 1

November 7, 1997

Being one of most notable breakthroughs of 20th-century science does not mean you avoid getting fleeced. For the the first fleece of Dolly, the world's first cloned sheep, is to be woven into wool for a "unique jumper" which will be presented to the Science Museum early next year. But it is all for a good cause. A competition is being launched by Portman Building Society and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to design the jumper. Designs must use the theme of Dolly and the logo of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Nevertheless, one cannot help thinking that when clonal humans appear on earth for the first time, they should beware of being skinned alive.

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