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Timeline of key events

Timeline of key events in biotechnology

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Date Event People Places Sciences
11 Aug 1926Aaron Klug was born in Zelvas, LithuaniaKlugLaboratory of Molecular Biology 
30 Nov 1926Andrew V Schally was born in Wilno (now Vilnius), Poland (now Lithuania)SchallyVeterans Administration HospitalEndocrinology, Biochemistry
13 Jan 1927Sydney Brenner was born in Germiston, South AfricaBrennerLaboratory of Molecular BiologyGenetics
29 Mar 1927John Robert Vane was born in Tardebigge, UKVaneUniversity of LondonPharmacology
10 Apr 1927Marshall W Nirenberg was born in New York NY, USANirenbergNational Institutes of HealthGenetics
05 Jul 1927Albrecht Kossel diedKosselUniversity of HeidelbergGenetics
08 Oct 1927Cesar Milstein was born in Bahia Blanca, ArgentinaMilsteinBahia Blanca, Argentina 
1928Bacteria shown capable of transformationGriffithPathological Laboratory of the Ministry of HealthDNA
30 Jan 1928Johannes Fibiger diedFiber Oncology
06 Apr 1928James D Watson was born in Chicago IL, USAWatsonLaboratory of Molecular BiologyDNA, Genetics
21 May 1928Hideyo Noguchi diedNoguchi  
15 Jul 1928Carl Richard Woese was born in Syracuse, NY, USAWoese Microbiology
14 Aug 1928Ray Wu was born in Beijing, ChinaWu  
28 Sep 1928Penicillin, the first widely available antibiotic drug, was discovered by Alexander FlemingFlemingSt Mary's HospitalAntibacterial agents
30 Oct 1928Daniel Nathans was born in Wilmington DE, USANathan Johns Hopkins University Restriction enzymes
30 Oct 1928Daniel Nathans was born in Wilmington, Delaware, USANathans  
07 Nov 1928Norton David Zinder was born New York City, USAZinderRockefeller UniversityGenetics
16 Dec 1928Bruce N Ames was bornAmesUniversity California BerkeleyDiagnostics, Oncology
1929First molecular marker, antigen, identified on a tumour, laying foundation for use of antibodies to diagnose and treat cancerWitebsky University of HeidelbergImmunology, Immunotherapy, Oncology, Monoclonal antibodies
1929Jackson Memorial Laboratories established to develop inbred strains of mice to study the genetics of cancer and other diseases Jackson Memorial LaboratoroiesGenetics, Immunology, Oncology, Transgenic animals

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