History of Genetic Engineering

by SMEBOOK (admin) · October 7, 2020

The history of Genetic Engineering is quite old and includes significant contributions from researchers and scientists across the globe. A few landmark events in the history of genetic Engineering was:

  • The creation of the first recombinant DNA molecule by Paul Berg in 1972.
  • In 1974 Rudolf Jaenisch created a transgenic mouse by introducing foreign DNA into its embryo, making it the world's first transgenic animal.
  • The first genetically engineered plant was tobacco, reported in 1983. It was developed by Michael W. Bevan, Richard B. Flavell, and Mary-Dell Chilton.
  • The period of 1990 – 2003 was dedicated to various achievements in the field of cloning and GMOs. Genetic Engineering by now has come a long way and a lot more is yet to be explored.

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History of Genetic Engineering

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