Thomas Joseph King

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Thomas J. King
Born (1921-06-04)June 4, 1921
Died October 25, 2000(2000-10-25) (aged 79)

Thomas J. King (June 4, 1921 – October 25, 2000) was an American biologist.

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With Robert William Briggs, he worked on transplantation of somatic cell nuclei from adult frogs into enucleated oocytes this leading to the first clone of an animal in 1952. They were awarded in 1972 the highest honor of the French Academy: the Gran Prix Charles-Leopold Mayer of the Académie des Sciences, Institut de France and were the first Americans to be so honored.

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