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Timeline of key events

Timeline of key events in biotechnology

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Date Event People Places Sciences
05 Apr 1901Hattie Elizabeth Alexander was born in New York City, USAAlexanderColumbia UniversityAntibacterial agents, Antimicrobial resistance
18 May 1901Vincent du Vigneaud was born in Chicago IL, USAdu VigneaudCornell UniversityBiochemistry
22 Sep 1901Charles B Huggins was born Halifax, CanadaHugginsUniversity of ChicagoOncology, Endocrinology
1902Chromosomes linked with inheritanceBoveri, GarrodZoological-Zootomical Institute, Columbia UniversityGenetics, DNA
1902 - 1908Metabolic disease explained by genetic defectsGarrodOxford UniversityGenetics
1902First attempt to vaccinate against cancer with a patient's own tumour tissuevon Leyden, Blumenthal Immunology, Immunotherapy, Oncology
08 May 1902Andre Lwoff was born in Ainay-le-Chateau, FranceLwoffPasteur InstituteMicrobiology, Virology
16 Jun 1902Barbara McClintock was born in Hartford CT, USAMcClintockUniversity of MissouriGenetics
10 Aug 1902Arne W K Tiselius born in Stockholm, SwedenTiseliusUppsala UniversityBiochemistry
1903The notion genetics is introducedJohannsenRoyal Veterinary UniversityDNA
27 Jan 1903John C Eccles was born in Melbourne, AustraliaEcclesAustralian National UniversityNeuroscience
04 Mar 1903William Clouser Boyd was born in Dearborn, Missouri, USABoydBoston UniversityImmunology
24 Mar 1903Adolf F J Butenandt was born in Bremerhaven, GermanyButenandtBremerhaven, Germany 
09 Apr 1903Gregory Pincus was bornPincusWorcester Foundation for Experimental BiologyReproduction
Jul 1903Axel H T Theorell was born in Linkoping, SwedenTheorellKarolinska InstitutetBiochemistry
22 Oct 1903George Wells Beadle was born in Wahoo NE, USABeadleCalifornia Institute of TechnologyGenetics
19 Dec 1903George D Snell was born in Bradford MA, USASnellJackson LaboratoryGenetics, Immunology
03 Jun 1904Charles Richard Drew was born in Washington DC, USADrewWashington DC 
16 Aug 1904Wendell M Stanley was born in Ridgeville IN, USAStanleyRockefeller UniversityBiochemistry
1905Research made the principle objective of the Wistar Institute Wistar Institute 

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