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Timeline of key events

Timeline of key events in biotechnology

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Date Event People Places Sciences
11 Jun 1912Keith Roberts Porter was born in Yarmough, Nova Scotia, CanadaPorter University of ColoradoCell
13 Aug 1912Salvador E Luria was born in Torino, ItalyLuriaMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyGenetics, Virology
19 Nov 1912George E Palade was born in Iasi, RomaniaPaladeRockefeller UniversityCell
18 Dec 1912Daniel Mazia was born Scranton, PA, USAMaziaUniversity of California BerkeleyCell, Genetics
1913First mapping of a chromosomeSturtevantColumbia UniversityDNA
09 Jun 1913Patrick Steptoe was born in Oxford, United KingdomSteptoe Reproduction
20 Aug 1913Roger W Sperry was born in Hartford CT, USASperryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyNeuroscience
04 Sep 1913Stanford Moore was born in Chicago IL, USAMooreRockefeller UniversityBiochemistry
1914Experiments by James B Murphy demonstrate that lymphocytes help animals reject grafted tumoursMurphyRockefeller IntituteImmunology, Immunotherapy, Oncology
05 Feb 1914Alan Lloyd Hodgkin was born in Banbury, United KingdomHodgkinCambridge UniversityNeuroscience
22 Feb 1914Renato Dulbecco was born in Catanzaro, ItalyDulbeccoImperial Cancer Research Fund LaboratoryGenetics, Virology, Oncology
19 May 1914Max F Perutz was born in Vienna, AustriaPerutzLaboratory of Molecular BiologyBiochemistry
28 Oct 1914Richard L M Synge was born in Liverpool, United KingdomSyngeRowett Research InstituteAnalytical chemistry
28 Oct 1914Jonas Salk was born in New York City, USASalkUniversity of PittsburghVirology, Vaccine
14 Dec 1914Solomon Spiegelman was born in Brooklyn, NY, USASpiegelmanUniversity of MinnesotaRecombinant DNA
1915 James B Murphy puts forward hypothesis that the nonspecific stimulation of lymphocytes could provide a cure for cancer based on experiments he and John J Morton carried out on miceMurphy, MortonRockefeller InstituteImmunology, Immunotherapy, Oncology
28 Feb 1915Peter Brian Medawar was born in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilMedawarUniversity College LondonImmunology
15 Jun 1915Thomas H Weller was born in Ann Arbor MI, USAWellerChildren's Medical Center BostonVirology
20 Aug 1915Paul Ehrlich diedEhrlichGoettingen UniversityAntibodies, Immunology
19 Sep 1915Elizabeth S Shankman was born in Cobalt, Ontario, CanadaShankmanUniversity of California at Los AngelesOncology

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