DNA Discovery: Selected Events
1865 - Mendel's Laws of Heredity presented.
1868 - Miescher isolated "Nuclein",
a compound that includes nucleic acid, from pus cells isolated.
1905-1908 - Bateson and Punnett showed
that genes modify action of other genes.
1911 - Morgan showed genes to be units
1926 - Morgan published Theory of the
1939 - Belozersky began work showing DNA
and RNA are always present in cells.
1941 - Beadle and Tatum discovered gene
1944 - McClintock found genes can be transposed
from one chromosome position to another.
1953 - Watson and Crick proposed double-stranded,
helical, complementary, anti-parallel model for DNA.
1966 - Nirenberg, Mathaei, and Ochoa demonstrated
that sequence of three nucleotide bases (a codon) determines each
of 20 amino acids.
1973 - First human-gene mapping conference
1990 - Human Genome Project launched.
2000 - Working draft of human genome sequence
2003 - Sequencing of the human genome
2003 - Celebrated 50 years of DNA's double
Source: AE@NHM Biotech