The History Of Genetics

origami-dnaThe History of Genetics: From Darwin to the 21st Century: 1859 to 2012.

This is a brilliant and informative timeline of the history of genetics, compiled by the Wellcome Library, noting the major advancements and key events which shaped our understanding of genetics during the past 150 years.

The timeline starts off with the publication of Darwin‘s “On the Origin of Species” in 1859 and Mendel’s Theory of Inheritance in 1866, moves on to the first use of the word “Genetics” in 1905 by William Bateson, the publication of “The Genetics of the Mouse” by Hans Gruneburg in 1943, the discovery of the DNA double helix by Watson and Crick in 1953, and then many years of exceptional research and advancements in the field of genetics, including the sequencing of the human genome.

It’s an incredible timeline of achievements, and well worth your time reading about. Who knows what wonders we’ll discover in the next 150 years? Onwards!

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