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Biologist who worked on Dolly dies

London, Oct. 11 (AP): Keith Campbell, a prominent biologist who worked on cloning Dolly the sheep, has died at 58, the University of Nottingham said today.

Campbell, who had worked on animal improvement and cloning since 1999, died on October 5, university spokesman Tim Utton said. He did not specify the cause, only saying that Campbell had worked at the university until his death.

Campbell began researching animal cloning at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh in 1991. The experiments led to the birth in 1996 of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.

The sheep was named after voluptuous singer Dolly Parton. Campbell’s interest in cellular growth dated back to his college days.

 
 
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