back to article Clone poster girl Dolly the sheep's arthritis was 'normal for her age'

New research suggests the arthritis plaguing Dolly the sheep – the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell – was normal for her age. Dolly was born in the lab. To keep her DNA around, scientists replaced an egg cell's nucleus with one from an adult somatic cell. The egg cell was then zapped with an electric current to …

  1. Semtex451
    Windows

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh

    Is that a dig at HRH The Duke of Edinburgh?

    1. Geoff May (no relation)

      Re: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh

      Is that a dig at HRH The Duke of Edinburgh?

      No: https://www.ed.ac.uk/vet

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh

        Similar provoked a hurried renaming at the Center for Brain Repair - just before it was due to be opened by Phil the Greek.

        Nobody wanted to be responsible for the headline "Prince Philip visits Cambridge Center for Brain Repair"

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh

          Royal Dick School sounds interesting...

          And what did your dick learn today little Prince George?

          1. Fink-Nottle

            Re: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh

            Royal Dick ... it sounds almost presidential.

      2. Wensleydale Cheese

        Re: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh

        "No: https://www.ed.ac.uk/vet"

        Named after its founder, William Dick

    2. DontFeedTheTrolls
      Boffin

      Re: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh

      The original building is known locally as The Dick Vet.

      Now known as Summerhall, "a vibrant cultural village", The Royal Dick Pub, and a Gin distillery.

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  3. Gene Cash Silver badge
    Headmaster

    Really?

    "for all intensive purposes" in a quote from a purported English boffin?

    #14 on the list of "20 Embarrassing Phrases Even Smart People Misuse"

    https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/20-embarrassing-phrases-even-smart-people-misuse.html

    1. David 132 Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: Really?

      I already submitted that one via the "tips and corrections" link. It appears that at least one of us had an effect - it's now fixed. I hate egregious homophone errors. Queue much rejoicing. (see what I did there?)

      1. Sam Therapy

        Re: Really?

        I'm sure people are cueing up to respong.

      2. Tigra 07
        Trollface

        Re: Really?

        Oi! My ears take offence to that. That's homophonic!

    2. The Nazz

      All well and good but...

      re gene Cash and Really?

      I'm certainly no grammatical star, far from it, but doesn't the article you link to have serious flaws of it's own?

      Capitalise every letter of the headline?

      No periods, full stops, after every letter of C.E.O.?

      No periods, full stops after each sub-heading?

      There may well be others.

      Hardly earth shattering examples.

      There's intellect and there's intelligence.

      1. Francis Boyle Silver badge

        Re: All well and good but...

        " but doesn't the article you link to have serious flaws of it's own?"

        Short answer: no. Nothing you mention is anything other than standard practice. Certainly, there are alternative styles that could be used but they're just that - alternatives.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Really?

      "for all intensive purposes"

      What's wrong with it? It still made sense. Aren't you getting intensive knowing Dolly's purposes?

      /joke

  4. Stuart Halliday

    Hmmm. Surprised that not all details of any illness would be recorded.

  5. DCFusor

    One of the removed posts was mine. I guess they think if they make a mistake and you make fun of it, the world doesn't need to see it.

    1. Aqua Marina

      Mine was the other rejected. Seems like a right royal dick move to me.

      Bugger it, i'll repeat what I put below.

      "Judging by the amount of similar mistakes I'm reading in Reg articles nowadays, I'm wondering if the articles are being auto corrected by the authors portable devices of choice at the time."

  6. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Coat

    Suggests cloning does indeed reset the aging clock

    Which people were not too sure about when it was done.

    Still no word on the vital question wheather mint sauce was needed after the autopsy.

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