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Timeline of key events

Timeline of key events in biotechnology

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Date Event People Places Sciences
17 Jun 1920Francois Jacob was born in Nancy, FranceJacobPasteur InstituteGenetics
20 Jun 1920Dmitry Iosifovich Ivanovsky died   
25 Jul 1920Rosalind E Franklin was born in London, United KingdomFranklinKings College LondonDNA
29 Sep 1920Peter D Mitchell was born in Mitcham, United KingdomMitchellGlynn Research LaboratoriesBiochemistry
29 Oct 1920Baruj Benacerraf was born in Caracas, VenezuelaBenacerrafHarvard Medical SchoolImmunology
09 Mar 1921Evelyn Witkin was born in New York City, USAWitkinNew York City 
15 Jul 1921Robert Bruce Merrifield born in Fort Worth TX, USAMerrifield Biochemistry
19 Jul 1921Rosalyn Yalow was born in New York NY, USAYalowVeterans Administration HospitalDiagnostics, Endocrinology
20 Dec 1921Richard Julius Petri diedPetriImperial Health OfficeBacteriology
09 Jan 1922Har Gobind Khorana was born in Raipur, IndiaKhoranaRaipur, IndiaGenetics
1922Insulin was used to treat diabetes for the first time. BantingUniversity of Toronto 
28 Jan 1922Robert W Holley was born in Urbana IL, USAHolleyCornell UniversityGenetics
18 May 1922Charles L Alphonse Laveran diedLaveranPasteur Institute 
21 May 1922Robert A Good was born in Crosby, Minnesota, USAGood University of MinnesotaImmunology, Transplantation
22 Jul 1922Jokichi Takamine diedTakamine Biochemistry
21 Oct 1922David Murray was born in Poole, Dorset, United KingdomMurrayPoole, Dorset, United Kingdom 
25 Oct 1922Oskar Hertwig diedHertwig Reproduction
08 Nov 1922Christiaan Barnard was born in Beaufort West, South AfricaBarnardUniversity of Cape TownTransplantation
17 Nov 1922Stanley Cohen was born in Brooklyn, NY, USACohenVanderbilt UniversityCell, Biochemistry
18 Dec 1922Esther Lederberg was born in Bronx, New York, USALederbergWisconsin UniversityGenetics, Antimicrobial resistance, Bacteriophages, Lambda phage

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