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Important Moments in Biology

  • Isolation of DNA

    Isolation of DNA
    Johann Meisher isolated DNA from the nuclei of white blood cells
  • Gene Modification

    Gene Modification
    William Bateson and Reginal Crudell Punnett demonstrated actions of some genes modify action of other genes: the first time gene regulation was demonstrated
  • Theory of the Gene

    Thomas Hunt Morgan published the "theory of the gene" based on Mendelian genetics
  • Electrophesis

    A new technique for separating proteins in solution was invented, which is called 'electrophoresis
  • Tobacco Mosaic Virus

    Tobacco Mosaic Virus
    Frederick Charles Bawden discovered tobacco mosaic virus RNA
  • Jumping Genes

    Jumping Genes
    Barbara McClintock reported transposable elements: "jumping genes"
  • New Model for DNA

    New Model for DNA
    James Watson and Francis Crick proposed the double-stranded, helical, complementary, anti-parallel model for DNA
  • First Arabidopsis Newsletter was Published

    First Arabidopsis Newsletter was Published
    First Arabidopsis newsletter, the Arabidopsis Information Service, was published
  • PCR

    Kary Mullis invented the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a method for multiplying DNA sequences in vitro
  • First Genetic Modified Plant

    First Genetic Modified Plant
    First genetic modifed plant is created; a tobacco plant resistant to an antibiotic
  • Human Genome

    Human Genome
    Presentation of human genome by Celera Genomics and the collaborating group of laboratories supported by public foundation
  • 2010 Project

    Completion of the 2010 Project: the understanding the function of all genes within their cellular, organismal and evolutionary context of Arabidopsis thaliana