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1997 In Science

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The year 1997 in science and technology involved many significant events, listed below.

Astronomy and space exploration



  • February 22 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned and was born in July 1996
  • March 4 – United States President Bill Clinton bars federal funding for any research on human cloning
  • April 25 – Scientists announce that Human artificial chromosomes have been created.
  • July 10 – In London, scientists report their DNA analysis findings from a Neandertal skeleton which support the out of Africa theory of human evolution placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago
  • November 6 – The discovery of KLOTHO is reported, a gene involved in human aging.[1][2]
  • November 19 – In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive, and the first in which all survived infancy.

Computer science






  • October 15 – The first supersonic land speed record is set by the ThrustSSC team from the United Kingdom.






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  3. ^ Waldman, Thomas A. (2003). "Immunotherapy: past, present and future" (PDF). Nature Medicine 9 (3): 269–277.  
  4. ^ Maldacena, Juan (1998). "The Large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity".  
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