Genetic genealogy before 1980
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In the fall of 2002, for fun, Georgia Kinney-Bopp looked up the date of first use of a few terms.
- genealogy (14th century)
- chromosome (1889)
- mitochondrion (1901) [other variations entered all referred back to this]
- genetics (1905)
- nucleotide (1908)
- gene (1911)
- genome (1930)
- ribonucleic acid (1931)
- deoxyribonucleic acid (1938)
- DNA (1944)
- RNA (1948)
- mtDNA - "The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary"
A year later it included: mtDNA [refers to] mitochondrial DNA (1964) Source: Merriam Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 10th Edition Collegiate® Dictionary Date is the date of the earliest recorded use in English, as far as could be determined. http://www.m-w.com/home.htm (Year later - Collegiate 2003 Merriam-Webster, Inc.- premium service) 2004 Note: The above link still exists but the Collegiate version, including dates, is now part of their premium service
Mendel, Wilkins, Franklin, Crick, Watson, Kornberg, Sanger, Berg, McClintock, et al. See links to related timelines below.
- Y-chromosome marker timeline 1992-2002 From a presentation by John Butler. Note from Ann P Turner: "The very first test that was developed found absolutely no differences in samples gathered around the world, and it was thought that the Y chromosome wouldn't be very useful for genealogical or evolutionary studies".
- Timeline of the History of Genetics From a genetics course syllabus at Davidson College, North Carolina. Begins with Mendel and has genetics history links.
- Genetic and Genomics Timeline From the Genome News Network
- ThinkQuest timeline Begins with the microscope and ends with cloning. The Timeline-related links contain citations. (Broken link)
- History of Genetics Timeline Compiled by Jo Ann Lane of Access Excellence. Begins with Darwin and concludes with FlavrSavr. tomatoes
- DNA Timeline from Santa Monica College Mendel to genome sequence; includes sketches of Mendel, OJ, Dolly the Sheep, Monica and Bill, and more! But keep scrolling because it's less tacky than you think . . . .