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Dolly, the first cloned sheep, is 'reborn'

Nottingham, England -- The U.K. scientist who created Dolly, the first cloned sheep, says she's been "reborn" as he's made four more clones of her.

The four, nicknamed "The Dollies," are said to be exact genetic copies of their predecessor who was put down seven years ago due to health problems, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.

"Dolly is alive and well. Genetically these are Dolly," Professor Keith Campbell, who keeps the Dollies as pets on land at Nottingham University, told the British newspaper.

The arrival of the original Dolly was a landmark in genetic technology, demonstrating that scientists could convert an adult sheep's cell into an embryo, which was then grown into a new sheep.