Genetics

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The word "genetics" is coined by William Bateson.

1905

Messenger RNA is the intermediate between DNA and protein.

1959

Gregor Mendel for his work on the pea plant.

1966

first restriction enzyme is purified by Hamilton Smith

1970

First expression of human gene in bacteria

1977

The first genetically engineered vaccine is developed.

1984

The DNA fingerprinting technique is developed.

1984

The entire genome of the HIV virus is cloned and sequenced.

1984

PCR is developed by Kary Mullis

1986

First field trial of a recombinant viral crop protectant.

1989