GEN created a timeline in honor of “DNA Day” to illustrate how our knowledge of the hereditary molecule is based on the work of intellectual giants.


In honor of “DNA Day” on April 25, GEN created this timeline to illustrate how our knowledge of the hereditary molecule is based on the work of intellectual giants, specifically an Austrian monk and a long line of curious and insightful scientists. Their experiments, coupled to an amazing sense of intuition, revolutionized life science research forever and and served as the template for the founding of the biotechnology industry. (If you're having trouble viewing the video below, click here.)

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DNA @ 60: Where Are We Headed from Here?
A Conversation with J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.
PCR @ 30: From Prize Winner to Life Saver
Ancient DNA Studies Open the Door to the Ancestral Past
What Junk DNA? It’s an Operating System
DNA to Hang Your Hat On
DNA Collection v. DNA Privacy
DNA Sequencing: The Clinical Potential