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Below is a list of names (in no particular order) of people who contributed important information to the Field of genetics.  For this assignment you are going to build a timeline of events associated with the person or group of people listed.  If two or more people are listed together in this list then that means they discovered something at the same time (sometimes together and sometimes independently).
Note: Some of the events that are important are not exact so please feel free to use a year or a year range as part of your timeline.
Assignment Instructions:
Look up each name (or group of names) and write a short (1-2 sentence) description of what they discovered in genetics and when they discovered it (just the year will be fine).
Put this information in the table (there is a table attached as a word document) in order by year (from oldest to newest) events.  Remember, you are recording the date of the discovery and not the dates of the births or deaths of the scientists.

Alec Jeffreys
Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase
August Weismann
Barbara McClintock
Barbara McClintock and Harriet Creighton
Charles Darwin
Craig Venter
Hugo De Vries, Carl Correns and Erich Von Tschermak
Friederich Miescher
George Beadle and Edward Tatum
Gregor Mendel
Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen
Ian Wilmut
James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin
Joe Hin Tjio
Kary Mullis
Marshall Nirenberg
Matthias Jakob Schleiden and Theodor Schwann
Norman Borlaug
Oswald Avery, Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty
Robert Brown
Ronald A. Fisher, John B. S. Haldane and Sewall Wright
Sydney Brenner, Fracois Jacob and Matthew Meselson
Thomas Hunt Morgan
Walter Gilbert, Allan Maxam and Frederick Sanger
Walter Sutton
Walther Flemming
Wilhelm Johannsen
William Bateson


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