The History of Genetics

  • Gregor Mendel

    Gregor Mendel
    Gregor Mendel publishes the results of his investigations on pea plants. He cateloges his investigation into the factors that contribute to the inheritance of several characteristics.
  • Mendel's Work Verified

    Mendel's Work Verified
    Carl Correns, Hugo de Vries, and Erich Von Tschermak independently discover and verify the work of Gregor Mendel. The creation of a new field of genetics is now in full swing.
  • Male vs. Female

    Male vs. Female
    Nettie Stevens and Edmund Wilsons discover the determining chromosomal factors that make us male of female. XX for female and XY for male.
  • Genetics as a name!

    Genetics as a name!
    The word "genetics" is coined by William Bateson
  • Heredity, Confirmed.

    Heredity, Confirmed.
    The chromosome theory of herdity is confirmed using experimentation on eye color of flies. Work done by T.H. Morgan and his colleagues.
  • Cracking the Code

    Cracking the Code
    The genetic code is cracked by several researchers around the world using multiple experiments.
  • Leaps and Bounds in Technology

    Leaps and Bounds in Technology
    DNA sequencing technology is developed by Fred Sanger which proves to be a vital tool necessary for further explorations into the field of genetics.
  • Technology and Genetics

    Technology and Genetics
    Automated sequencing technology enables genome projects to accelerate at an enormous rate.
  • Yeast Genome

    Yeast Genome
    In an enormous breakthrough, the entire yeast genome is completed.
  • Dolly the Sheep

    Dolly the Sheep
    The first cloning of a mammal occurs in Scotland under the direction of Ian Wilmut and his colleagues from the Roslin Institute.
  • Post-Genomic Era

    Post-Genomic Era
    The human genome is complete leaving researchers to study the lasting impact this will have on the human race. Controversy still stems from the implications that understanding the human genome will have on further technological advances.