Bri­tain’s history of ge­netic pi­o­neer­ing

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1953

james Wat­son and Fran­cis Crick dis­cover the struc­ture of DNA

1978

Birth of louise Brown, the first baby con­ceived by IVF

1981

Dis­cov­ery of stem cells in em­bry­onic mice

1987

First use of ge­netic pro­fil­ing to iden­tify and con­vict a mur­derer – Colin Pitch­fork

1996

Cre­ation of the first mam­mal cloned from an adult cell, Dolly the Sheep

2001

Sir Paul Nurse wins a No­bel Prize for the dis­cov­ery of a key reg­u­la­tor in the cell cy­cle

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