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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 - Wikipedia
What is Biotechnology?
Fundamentals of Genetic Engineering
Introduction to Biotechnology
Biotech Chronicles - The National Health Museum
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
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
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 / Genetic Engineering
DNA: The Search for the Genetic Material
Gregor Mendel: The Pea Plant Experiment