Full Name: Dolly-The Sheep
Born on: 5 July 1996
Well, today is the birth anniversary of world's first cloned mammal from an adult cell Dolly. You remember her reference in your science textbooks but what might take time to digest is the fact that Dolly the sheep is actually Rancho of the sheep world. I know things cannot be just said, hence here is the evidence proving my claim:
Although, she is the tag bearer, Dolly was not the only cloned mammal at that time. There were two other sheeps that were cloned from an embryo cell in 1984 in Cambridge,UK. The cloned clan is a gang of three- Megan, Morag and Dolly.
And you do remember how the journey of these three idiots start at the prestigious Imperial College Of Engineering? The gang of three- Farhan, Raju and Rancho.
Why was Dolly important?
She was the first mammal to be cloned from an ‘adult’ cell. Her birth led to the development of personalised stem cells known as iPS cells and this changed what “scientists thought was possible”.
Why was Rancho important?
Well, Rancho was the first ‘azad panchi’ in Virus’s ‘pinjra’. While everyone in his class was hungry for the astronaut’s pen, Rancho’s doubt of using a pencil in space changed what “scientists thought was possible”.
Dolly was cloned from an egg cell taken from a Scottish Blackface sheep but her white face was one of the first signs that she was a clone.
Remember the photo on the wall? The confusion of fake and real Rancho was the first sign that Rancho was not actually Rancho but ‘Phunsukh’, the son of the house help of the Chanchad family.
Dolly was also famous for her short ‘telomeres’- caps at the end of DNA from damage. Indeed she was a problem solver.
You know who else was famous for demos? Rancho!
Remember the cost of Suhas’s shoes? And as far as problem solving is concerned, it was this wedding at which Rancho drew the inspiration to create the inverter- VIRUS.
Apart from media frenzy and featuring in regular debates on pros and cons of cloning, Dolly led a normal life with other sheeps at the Roslin University.
Apart from almost becoming a doctor and delivering Mona’s child, graduating from ICE and giving the theories of “Kabiliyat” and “Kamyabi”, Rancho managed to lead a normal life with his fellow mates at the institution.