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Timeline of key events

Timeline of key events in biotechnology

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Date Event People Places Sciences
01 Feb 1944DNA identified as a heritary agentAveryRockefeller UniversityDNA
06 Jun 1944Phillip A Sharp was born in Falmouth, Kentucky, USA Falmouth, Kentucky 
05 Nov 1944Alexis Carrel diedCarrelRockefeller UniversityTransplantation
02 Dec 1944Marc Feldmann was born in FranceFeldmannFrance 
17 Dec 1944Carlo Croce was born in Milan, ItalyCroceMilan, Italy 
28 Dec 1944Kary Banks Mullis was born in Lenoir, North Carolina, USAMullisCetus Corporation 
30 Nov 1944Ivor Royston was born in Retford, United KingdomRoystonRetford, United Kingdom 
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 KingdomWaldmannUnited Kingdom 
17 Jan 1946Clarence E McClung diedMcClungUniversity of KansasGenetics
27 Feb 1946Mary-Claire King was born in Illinois, USAKingIllinois 
17 Mar 1946Georges Kohler was born in Munich, GermanyKohlerMunich, Germany 
17 Apr 1946Georges Kohler was bornKohlerLaboratory of Molecular BiologyMonoclonal antibodies
11 May 1946Robert Koffler Jarvik was born in Midland, Michigan, USAJarvikMidland, MichiganUniversity of Utah
Jul 1946Richard Axel was born in New York City, USAAxelNew York CityNeuroscience
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

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