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Timeline of key events

Timeline of key events in biotechnology

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Date Event People Places Sciences
25 Jan 1923Arvid Carlsson was born in Uppsala, SwedenCarlssonGoteborg UniversityNeuroscience
01 Apr 1923Brigitte Askonas was born in Vienna, AustriaAskonasVienna 
09 Sep 1923Daniel C Gajdusek was born in Yonkers NY, USAGajdusek National Institutes of HealthInfectious diseases
1924Austrian physicians Ernest Freund and Gisa Kaminer discover a substance in intestines of cancer patients that reduce ability of normal serum to dissolve cancer cells. Freund, KaminerRudolf-Stiftung HospitalImmune checkpoint inhibitors, Immunotherapy, Oncology
11 Jan 1924Roger Guillemin was born in Dijon, FranceGuilleminSalk InstituteEndocrinology
11 Feb 1924Jacques Loeb diedLoebRockefeller UniversityReproduction
23 Feb 1924Allan M Cormack was born in Johannesburg, South AfricaCormackTufts UniversityDiagnostic imaging
22 Mar 1924William MacEwen diedMacEwan Neuroscience
03 Jun 1924Torsten N Wiesel born in Uppsala, SwedenWiesel Neuroscience
14 Jun 1924James W Black was born in Uddingston, ScotlandBlackKing's College LondonPharmacology
27 Aug 1924William Maddock Bayliss diedBaylissUniversity College London 
25 Feb 1925Ruth Erica (Leroi) Benesch was born in Paris, FranceBeneschColumbia UnivesityBiochemistry
11 Mar 1925Margaret Dayhoff was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADayhoffPhiladelphia 
16 Mar 1925Luis Ernesto Miramontes was bornMiramontes  
23 May 1925Joshua Lederberg was born in Montclair, NJ, USALederbergUniversity of WisconsinGenetics, Plasmids
23 Jun 1925Oliver Smithies was born in Halifax, United KingdomSmithesUniversity of North CarolinaGenetics
Nov 1925T.B. Johnson and R.D. Coghill reported detecting a minor amount of methylated cytosine derivative as byproduct of hyrdrolysis of tuberculinic acid with sulfuric acid but other scientists struggled to replicate their results. Johnson, CoghillYale UniversityDNA methylation, Epigenetics
01 Dec 1925Martin Rodbell was born in Baltimore MD, USARodbellNational Institute of Environmental Health SciencesCell
11 Dec 1925Paul Greengard was born in New York NY, USAGreengardRockefeller UniversityNeuroscience
1926First pure antibody preparation madeFeltonHarvard UniversityAntibodies

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