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Timeline of key events

Timeline of key events in biotechnology

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Date Event People Places Sciences
01 Jun 1941Hans Berger diedBerger Neuroscience
01 Jul 1941Alfred G Gilman was born in New Haven CT, USAGilman Cell
11 Sep 1941Rudolf Schoenheimer died SchoenheimerColumbia univbersityAnalytical chemistry
06 Dec 1941Ronald Levy was born in Carmel, California, United StatesLevy  
1942 - 1945Animal experiments launched to investigate the biological effects of acute and chronic exposure to different forms and intensities of ionising radiationJacobson, Zirkle, Bloom University of ChicagoStem cells
1942 - 1945One part of the blood system, the spleen, offers some form of protection against radiation damageJacobsonUniversity of ChicagoStem cells
12 Mar 1942William Henry Bragg diedBragg X ray crystallography
Mar 1942John E Sulston, winner of 2002 Nobel Prize for Medicine, born in Cambridge, United KingdomSulstonLaboratory of Molecular BiologyCell, Genetics
28 May 1942Stanley B Prusiner was born in Dea Moines, Iowa, USAPrusiner Neurosciences
20 Oct 1942Christiane Nusslein-Volhard was born in Magdeburg, GermanyNusslein-VolhardMax-Planck-Institute for Developmental BiologyEmbyology, Genetics
30 Nov 1942Ted Greene was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United StatesGreene  
26 Jun 1943Karl Landsteiner diedLandsteiner Immunology
06 Sep 1943Richard J Roberts was bornRoberts DNA
1944Sanger starts working on amino acid composition of insulinSangerCambridge University 
06 Jan 1944Rolf M Zinkernagel was born in Basel, SwitzerlandZinkernagelUniversity of ZurichImmunology
01 Feb 1944DNA identified as a heritary agentAveryRockefeller UniversityDNA
06 Jun 1944Phillip A Sharp was born in Falmouth KY, USA   
05 Nov 1944Alexis Carrel diedCarrelRockefeller UniversityTransplantation
02 Dec 1944Marc Feldmann was born in FranceFeldmann  
17 Dec 1944Carlo Croce was born in Milan, ItalyCroce  

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