Scientists of Genetics and DNA

By j0hn
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    Genetic and DNA Science

  • Charles Darwin is Born

    Charles Darwin is Born
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    Charles Darwin

  • Gregor Mendel is Born

    Gregor Mendel is Born
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    Gregor Mendel

  • Darwin's HMS Beagle voyage begins

  • Darwin reaches South America on HMS Beagle

  • Darwin visits Galapagos Islands

    Observing the Galapagos Island Finches
  • Darwin Publishes his observations from the HMS Beagle voyage

  • Darwin has his specemins identified

  • Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood

  • Mendel enters the Abbey of St. Thomas in Brno

    it was then that he acquired the name Gregor
  • Darwin's studies of barnacles

    Continues through 1854, when he publishes his conclusions
  • Hugo Marie de Vries is born

    Hugo Marie de Vries is born
  • Darwin begins on Natural Selection theory

  • Mendel begins his pea plant experiments the university of Vienna. He later continued them in his monastery's garden, through 1863.
  • Darwin Publishes 'On the Origin of Species...'

  • Carl Correns is born

    Carl Correns is born
  • Mendel publishes his conclusions from the pea plant experiment

    along with his laws of segregation and independent assortment
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan is born

    Thomas Hunt Morgan is born
  • Charles Darwin dies

  • Mendel Dies

    in Brno, Austria-Hungary
  • de Vries theorises mutations

  • de Vries publishes a modified version of Darwin's theory, proposing the concept of genes

  • Morgan receives his Ph.D at Johns Hopkins University

  • de Vries re-created mendel's work on heredity, ultimately bringing light to Mendel's work

    de Vries wrote Mendel's laws as his own, unaware at first that Mendel had created the laws at all. Later, he discovered Mendel's work, but tried to pass off the laws as his own (he didn't really plagiarise since he did his own work independently of Mendel's research), but was persuaded by Carl Correns to admit Mendel's having done the work first. de Vries did, however, bring light to Mendel's work, which was previously obscure and rejected.
  • Correns recreates Mendel's experiments with hawkweed

    ...he is unaware of Mendel's results, only Mendel's experiments, but cites both Mendel and Darwin for the paper he publishes with his results. He also worked independently of de Vries, but enlightened de Vries of Mendel having discovered heredity first.
    Also, Correns discovered cytoplasmic inheritance, which does not abide by Mendel's laws.
  • George Beadle is born

    George Beadle is born
  • Morgan demonstrates mutations and discovers sex-linked traits

    ...along with the process of "crossing-over" in meiosis, experimenting with flies, and observing white eyes as a mutation in the species, by experimenting with flies (discovering that white-eyed flies possess a mutated trait)
  • Francis Crick is Born

    Francis Crick is Born
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    Francis Crick

  • James Watson is Born

    James Watson is Born
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    James Watson

    *As of now, still living
  • Beadle begins work on "crossing-over"

  • Morgan is awarded the Nobel Prize in Phisiology or Medicine

  • Carl Correns dies

  • Crick studied at University College

    which is in London, and he graduated in 1937, with a degree in physics
  • hugo de Vries dies

  • Thomas Hunt Morgan dies

  • Crick studies proteins using x-rays

    in the Medical Research Unit of Cavendish Laboratory
  • Crick meets James Watson in Cavendish Laboratory

    ...where they both begin work on studying DNA
  • Crick and Watson publish their first paper on DNA

    'Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid'
  • Crick creates his 'sequence hypothesis'

    ...which includes the theory that DNA is code for protein synthesis instructions, and also includes transfer RNA (tRNA), then called "adaptors"
  • Beadle receives the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

  • Watson and Crick are awarded the Nobel Prize in 'Physiology or Medicine'

  • Crick begins studies of the brain

  • George Beadle dies

  • Francis Crick dies