History of Human Genetic Engineering

Timeline created by jabrigistand
  • Robert G. Edwards lays the groundwork for human in vitro fertilisation

    Robert G. Edwards lays the groundwork for human in vitro fertilisation
  • Louise Brown is born, marking the first successful birth of a child conceived by IVF

    Louise Brown is born, marking the first successful birth of a child conceived by IVF
  • In India, a girl named Durga is the second child to be conceived and born via IVF.

  • PGD used to determine sex of human embryos, first PGD baby born.

    PGD used to determine sex of human embryos, first PGD baby born.
  • In the first successful use of gene therapy, doctors insert genetically altered white blood cells into 4-year old Ashanti DeSilva's body to strengthen her immune system

     In the first successful use of gene therapy, doctors insert genetically altered white blood cells into 4-year old Ashanti DeSilva's body to strengthen her immune system
  • The international scientific research project known as the Human Genome Project reveals it has replicated a sequence of hunman DNA with 99.99% accuracy

    The international scientific research project known as the Human Genome Project reveals it has replicated a sequence of hunman DNA with 99.99% accuracy
  • Los Angelas fertility clinic offers the selection of hair and eye color for potential embryos, but retract the offer in the face of public backlash and criticism