John Brockman [2.13.03]


In the year Dolly was born, 1996, scientists and technologists celebrated the centenary of JJ Thompson's discovery of the electron. If civilisation survives until 2096, what anniversary will then attract more attention: the electron's bicentenary? Or Dolly's centenary? —Martin Rees

Remembering Dolly

Dolly, the first clone from a mammal, died yesterday at the age of 6 years old. 

Where were you on July 5, 1996? What did you think when you read the news about the accomplishment of Ian Wilmut and his team at Roslyn Institute in Edinburgh? What is Dolly's lasting historical significance? How does Dolly's life change our view of humanity? 

Condolences to Ian Wilmut and his colleagues on this sad event.

— JB