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ⓘ Tong Dizhou was a Chinese embryologist remembered for his work in cloning. He was the former vice president of Chinese Academy of Science ..




Tong Dizhou
                                     

ⓘ Tong Dizhou

Tong Dizhou was a Chinese embryologist remembered for his work in cloning. He was the former vice president of Chinese Academy of Science

                                     

1. Biography

Born in Yinxian, Zhejiang province, Tong graduated from Fudan University in 1924 with a degree in psychology. He received a PhD in 1930 from Free University Brussels ULB.

In 1963, Tong put DNA of a male carp into the egg of a female carp and became the first to successfully clone a fish. He is regarded as "the father of Chinas clone".

Tong was also an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the first director of its Institute of Oceanology from its beginning in 1950 until 1978.