Robert Briggs

Geneticist

Birthday December 10, 1911

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace United States

DEATH DATE Apr 4, 1983 (71)

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About

American scientist who gained fame when he managed to clone a frog by nuclear transfer in 1952. The method was later used to create Dolly the Sheep.

Before Fame

He studied business before later moving to the science department at Boston University.

Trivia

He served as a fellow in the Department of Zoology at McGill University.

Family Life

He was raised by his grandparents after his mother died when he was just two years old.

Associated With

His work inspired Ian Wilmut to pursue cloning Dolly the Sheep many decades later.