Turning Point Darwin

Darwin

1831-1836 Voyage of the Beagle

1831 - 1836

1859 Origin of Species first published

1859

1871 The Decent of Man is published

1871

Science

1735 Carl Linnaeus publishes first theory of classification

1735

1864 X-club founded

1864

1865 Mendell anounces theories of heredity

1865

1869 First articles of 'Nature' magazine are published

1869

The first issues of 'Nature' magazine consisted of many of the articles written by the members of the X-club.

1871 Miescher isolates DNA

1871

1886 Dutch botanist Hugo de Vries creates the term 'mutation'

1886

1914 A Civic Biology is published

1914

A Civil Biology is a book that is later used in biology courses in Dayton, Tennessee.

1918 Arthur Kornberg produces DNA in a test tube.

1918

1966 The Genetic code is discovered

1966

Scientists are now able to predict characteristics by studying DNA. This leads to genetic engineering, genetic counseling.

1990 Gene therapy is first used on patients

1990

1994 The FDA approves the first genetically engineered food

1994

FlavrSavr tomatoes engineered for better flavor and shelf life.

1996 Dolly the sheep cloned

1996

Government/Politics/Law

1925 Scopes Monkey Trial

1925

1989 The Innocence Project

1989

The Innocence Project has successfully exonerated 302 cases in the USA since 1989 using DNA testing, the most recent exonerated Bennie Starks on January 7th, 2013.

1995 DNA testing in forensics gains fame in the O.J. Simpson trial.

1995

Sociaty/Culture

1933-1945 Holocaust

1933 - 1945

1955 Inherit the Wind is produced as a play

1955