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Timeline of key events

Timeline of key events in biotechnology

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Date Event People Places Sciences
28 Dec 1944Kary Banks Mullis was born in Lenoir, North Carolina, USAMullisCetus Corporation 
30 Nov 1944Ivor Royston was born in Retford, United KingdomRoyston  
1945 - 1952Cesar Milstein studies for a chemistry degreeMilsteinUniversity of Buenos Aires  
1945Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE) founded AERE Stem cells
27 Feb 1945Herman Waldmann was born in United KingdomWaldmann  
17 Jan 1946Clarence E McClung diedMcClungUniversity of KansasGenetics
27 Feb 1946Mary-Claire King was born in Illinois, United StatesKing  
17 Mar 1946Georges Kohler was born in Munich, GermanyKohler  
17 Apr 1946Georges Kohler was bornKohlerLaboratory of Molecular BiologyMonoclonal antibodies
11 May 1946Robert Koffler Jarvik was bornJarvik University of Utah
Jul 1946Richard Axel was born in New York NY, USAAxel Neuroscience
1947Medical Research Council Radiobiological Unit (MRC RU) establishedLoutit, Ford, BarnesMRC RRUStem cells
24 Apr 1947Roger D Kornberg, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2006 born in St. Louis MO, USAKornbergStanford UniversityGenetics, RNA
08 May 1947H Robert Horvitz was born in Chicago IL, USAHorvitzMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyGenetics
16 May 1947Frederick Gowland Hopkins diedHopkinsCambridge UniversityBiochemistry
08 Jun 1947Eric F Wieschaus was born in South Bend, IN, USAWieschaus Genetics
30 Jul 1947Francoise BarrĂ©-Sinoussi born in Paris, FranceBarre-Sinoussi Virology
29 Nov 1947Robert Swanson was born in Florida, United StatesSwanson  
08 Dec 1947Thomas R Cech was born in Chicago IL, USACechUniversity of ColoradoRNA
1948Antibody production found in plasma B cellsFagraeusKarolinska InstitutetAntibodies

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