Jumper produced with wool taken from Dolly the sheep, 1998.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
The design for this jumper was created by 12 year old Holly Wharton, in response to a competition held by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in conjunction with the Science Museum, London. The jumper was then presented to the Science Museum to form part of its permanent collection. Dolly the sheep was genetically engineered at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh, Scotland, one of the world's leading centres for animal research. It has internationally recognised programmes on genetics, genomics, early development, reproduction, animal behaviour and welfare, and has pioneered methods for the genetic modification and cloning of farm animals. Dolly was the first mammal ever to be cloned from the cell of an adult animal.