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Timeline of key events

Cambridge University: Timeline of key events

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Date Event People Places Sciences
20 Dec 1998Alan Lloyd Hodgkin diedHodgkinCambridge UniversityNeuroscience
Mar 2002Cesar Milstein diedMilsteinCambridge, England 
2009Lasker Prize awarded to John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for discoveries in nuclear reprogramming. Yamanaka is also awarded the Gairdner PrizeGurdon, YamanakaCambridge University, Kyoto UniversityStem cells
2012John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent stem cellsGurdon, YamanakaCambridge University, Kyoto UniversityStem cells
Jun 2012DNA sequencing helps identify the source of an MRSA outbreak in a neornatal intensive care unitPeacock, ParkhillCambridge University, Wellcome Trust Sanger InstituteDNA Sequencing
Sep 2013Campath-1H gains marketing approval for the treatment of MS.Waldmann, Compston, ColesCambridge UniversityCampath
19 Nov 2013Sanger, the inventor of DNA sequencing, died at the age of 95SangerCambridgeDNA Sequencing
03 Mar 2017Cambridge scientists report the development of an aritificial mouse embryo using stem cells University of CambridgeStem cells, Reproduction

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