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Discoveries and Accomplishments of the Early 21st Century


The series of biotechnological discoveries witnessed in the early 21st century point to an ever illuminating future for research scientists in the biomedical and agricultural frontiers

Recount of several important accomplishments in early 21st century:

  • 2006 – Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine for RNAi work in animals
  • 2007 – FDA concluded that food and food products derived from transgenic animal safe
  • 2008 – Chalfie, Shimomura and Tsien awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on reporter gene expression
  • 2008 – J. Craig Venter Institute created largest man-made DNA structure
  • 2009 – First biogenetically engineered pig was produced in England
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