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    Famous Biotechnologists and Genetic Engineers
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    Famous Biotechnologists and Genetic Engineers
    1917: Chaim Weizmann (1874 - 1952), Israeli-British chemist and the first President of the State of Israel: first used a pure microbiological culture in an industrial process to produce acetone from corn starch which the United Kingdom desperately needed for explosives during World War I.

    1928: Alexander Fleming * (1881 - 1955), Scottish biologist and pharmacologist: discovered the mold Penicillium which led to the introduction of penicillin antibiotics.

    1951: Jack Williamson: (1908 - 2006), American science fiction writer: coined the term "genetic engineering" in 1951.

    1952: Alfred Hershey * (1908 - 1997), American bacteriologist and geneticist & Martha Chase (1927 - 2003), American geneticist: confirmed DNA's role in heredity in 1952.

    1972: Paul Berg * (1926 - ) American biochemist: created the first recombinant DNA molecules by combining DNA from the monkey virus SV40 with that of the lambda virus.

    1971: Ananda Chakrabarty (1938 - ), Bengali-American microbiologist: developed a bacterium capable of breaking down crude oil which he proposed to use in treating oil spills.

    1973: Herbert Boyer (1936 - ), American biologist & Stanley Cohen * (1922 - ), American biochemist: created the first transgenic organism by inserting antibiotic resistance genes into the plasmid of an E. coli bacterium.

    1974: Rudolf Jaenisch (1942 - ), German biochemist: created a transgenic mouse by introducing foreign DNA into its embryo, making it the world’s first transgenic animal.

    * Nobel laureates

    Biotechnology For Kids
    What is Genetic Engineering - for Kids
    Genetic engineering: a guide for kids by Tiki the Penguin
    What's Biotechnology? - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

    Biotechnology General Resources
    Seven Bioscience Challenges - ActionBioscience.org
    DNAi - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Biotechnology Online
    Biotechnology - Wikipedia
    What is Biotechnology?
    Fundamentals of Genetic Engineering
    Introduction to Biotechnology
    Biotech Chronicles - The National Health Museum

    Genetic Engineering
    What is Genetic Engineering? - for Dummies
    Tiki's Guide to Genetic Engineering
    Genetically Modified (GM) Foods - Wikipedia
    Genetic Engineering - Greenpeace
    About Biotech - The National Health Museum
    National Center for Biotechnology Information
    History of Bioterrorism (video) - CDC
    Designer Genes - ThinkQuest
    LifeSciencesWorld
    How Designer Children Will Work - HowStuffWorks
    Genetic Engineering: Defining Our Children's Traits
    Genetic engineering - Wikipedia
    Genetic Engineering - BBC
    Should Genetic Engineering be allowed?
    Transforming Plants - Basic Genetic Engineering Techniques
    A beginner's guide to genetic engineering

    FAQs
    FAQ on Genetic Engineering
    Frequently Asked Questions about Biotechnology
    Frequently Asked Questions On Agricultural Biotechnology - BIO
    Frequently Asked Questions - Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Foods

    Dictionaries and Glossaries
    Biotechnology Glossary - Biotechnology Australia
    Biotecnology Dictionary - Charles Hagedorn and Susan Allender-Hagedorn
    Glossary of biotechnology and genetic engineering

    Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering Timelines
    Cloning Timeline - about.com
    Timelines - The National Health Museum
    Biotechnology Food Timeline - Biotechnology Australia

    Trivia and Humor
    Dolly Jokes, Genetics and Cloning

    Biotecnology Science Fair Projects
    Biotecnology / Genetic Engineering

    Biotecnology Experiments
    Biotecnology / Genetic Engineering
    DNA: The Search for the Genetic Material
    Gregor Mendel: The Pea Plant Experiment

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