Knit one, clone one, for woolly winner

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The Independent Online
YOUNG designer Holly Wharton became a walking advert for National Science Week today when she donned a woolly jumper made from the fleece of Dolly, the cloned sheep.

Holly, 12, of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, won a national competition to design the sweater which was donated to the Science Museum in London.

Actress Jenny Agutter, a carrier of the hereditary disease cystic fibrosis, said it was a great advert for the pioneering work of Dolly's creators and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which helped organise the competition.

In future it may be possible to engineer cloned sheep which produce AAT, a protein used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

Holly's design featured two identical sheep happily grazing in a field and beat off patterns involving cable-knit in the form of DNA strands.