DNA Events Timeline

DNA Events

Charles Darwin

1859

Charles Darwin publishes his book, The Origin of Species, in which he proposes the Theory of Evolution

Gregor Mendel

1865

Friedrich Miescher

1869

Friedrick Miescher identified Nuclein, one component of DNA-

The Eugenics Movement Begins

1900

Due to the apparent craze for genetic discovery, Eugenics was founded for it to be discovered.

Sir Archibald Edward Garrod

1902

He is the first scientist to associate Mendel's theories to a disease

Walter Sutton

1903

Thomas Hunt Morgan

1911

Oswald Avery, Collin Maclead, and Maclyn McCarty

1944

Erwin Chargaff

1950

He discovered that DNA composition is specific to each species.

Rosalind Franklin

1952

Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase

1952

James Watson and Francis Crick

1953

George Gamow

1953

He founded to "RNA Tie Club" in order to make the race for deciphering genetic code faster and more interesting.

Cytogenetics Discovers The Cause Of Down Syndrome

1959

Scientists found the link of the extra chromosome in pair 21 to down syndrome.

Marshall Nirenberg

1965

He is the first person to sequence the bases in each codon.

Frederick Sanger

1977

Frederick Sanger developed many rapid sequencing techniques which would be used for further research.

Huntington's Disease

1983

It is the first mapped genetic disease.

Genes And Breast Cancer

1990

The first gene found to be associated with increased susceptibility to familial breast and ovarian cancer was identified.

Human Genome Project

1990

The Human Genome Project begins in order to be able to map the human DNA code.

Dolly The Sheep is a Successful Clone

1996

Dolly The Sheep becomes the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.

The First Chromosome Is Decoded

1999

Chromosome 22 was decoded, which containes 33.5 million chemical components inside.

Craig Venter and Francis Collins

2000

The Human Genome is mapped

2003

The Human Genome Project ends after scientists were able to map the DNA of humans.