Talk:Dolly (sheep)

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Health fears unfounded[edit]

This article is outside my area of expertise. The BBC are reporting that earlier health fears were unfounded and that Dolly was in a similar condition to other, natural born, sheep of that age. Mjroots (talk) 16:06, 23 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dolly; An icon of cloning[edit]

A cartoon drawing of a sheep is commonly used to symbolize data cloning. Examples off the top of my head: It is used in the CloneCD and CloneDVD logos. Also, in VirtualBox, a sheep graphic appears while cloning an image. It could be argued that Dolly has achieved some small measure of immortality in pop culture, or at least computer culture. I don't have any references at hand that would allow me to include this in the article without violating WP:NOR, though. - Soulkeeper (talk) 19:06, 5 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 16 July 2019[edit]

The name Dolly may be a reference to the latin name for Dall sheep (Ovis Dalli), a wild species of sheep in Northwestern North America. The name Dolly may be meant distinguish it from the other of the domesticated species, because of the cloning process. The reference to Dolly Parton by Wilmut in the referenced online BBC article may be unfair to Wilmut and Dolly Parton. This is an important scientific event, and it may be better to include only the most assured details.

There is no reference to the latin name for the domestic sheep (Ovis Aries). Rwgugenheim (talk) 02:34, 16 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done. It's not clear what change(s) you want to make. Please make a precise request and provide reliable sources to back up any claims. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 04:07, 16 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Article Evaluation[edit]

The Lead of the article does provide a concise introductory sentence that summarizes the article as a whole, therefore allowing for the general viewers to obtain an idea of what the article will contain. However, the lead is only composed of one sentence. It does not include a brief description of the article's major sections which hold a significant part in informing the viewers, like myself, the exact contents of the article. Overall, the Lead is lacking in detail and should be updated to include a brief description of each of the article's major sections: the Genesis, Birth, Life, Death, and Legacy of Dolly. On a side note, this article contains many strengths, such as the "Legacy" section that provided a great amount of explanation as to why this phenomenon led the way to future scientific findings. Providing information about other successful animal cloning, such as the primate species, was also a really nice touch. Having just learned about Dolly, it's astonishing to know about other recent studies that have used the same cloning techniques used on Dolly. Another strength is that the content is up-to-date. There are many new studies cited within this article that contain information about other animal cloning experiments. I found myself skimming through these numerous articles cited below in the References.

This article can still be improved in some areas. For example, the "Life" section of the article contains very little information about Dolly's life, despite her living up to 6.5 years! Although mentioned that she lived her entire life in the Institute that she was cloned in, how exactly was she raised? Was she kept together with other sheep, or isolated for research purposes? I was expecting to learn more about her upbringing, but did not quite get the information I was looking for. I would recommend to update this section with more details concerning her life, as the current version leaves me with many questions. Kaira Hosnedl (talk) 18:44, 2 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

the first paragraph contains 2 contrary arguments. first animal or not first animal to be cloned? Araz Zeyniyev (talk) 13:18, 23 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 27 March 2022[edit]

Please remove this sentence:

She was born on 5 July 1996 and died from a progressive lung disease five months before her seventh birthday (the disease was not considered related to her being a clone) on 14 February 2003.

and add this one:

She was born on 5 July 1996 and died on 14 February 2003 from a progressive lung disease that was considered unrelated to her being a clone.

Better to put the dates closer to each other, and her age at death (if needed) can easily be inferred from the dates. (talk) 21:21, 27 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done I agree, the age is in the info box and also mentioned elsewhere in the article. RudolfRed (talk) 21:34, 27 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]