DNA News Timeline

Events

DNA Debate

1860

Evolution debate at Oxford University Museum of Natural HIstory

Butlerov

1861

Aleksandr Butlerov creates the Theory of Chemical Structure

Gregor Mendel

1865

Gregor Mendel pt.2

1866

Mendel publishes Laws of Inheritance

Francis Galton

1889

Galton publishes Natural Inheritance

Walter Sutton

1903

Thomas Hunt Morgan

1911

HIV

1920

The HIV pandemic starts in the Congo

Frederick Griffith

1928

C.D. Darlington

1932

Darlington publishes Recent Advances in Cytology

George W. Beadle & Edward L. Tatum

1941

Both publish Genetic Control of Biochemical Reactions in Neurospora

Oswald Avery, Colin Maclead, and Maclyn McCarty

1944

Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase

1952

James Watson and Francis Crick

1953

Richard Dawkins

1976

The Selfish Gene is published by Dawkins

AIDS

1981

AIDS pandemic begins in the U.S.A

Kary Mullis

1983

She discovers polymerase chain reaction

Carol Greider & ELizabeth Blackburn

1984

Both discover enzyme telomerase

Alzheimer

1994

1st gene linked to this disease is discovered

Clone

2001

1st endangered species is cloned

Chromosome

2006

1st chromosome sequence of the Human Genome Project is published

3D DNA

2009

3D DNA nanotubes are made from nanoparticles at ASU

Longevity pill

2010

Scientists conclude they are on the verge of crating a pill that targets genes to increase longevity