It's a BioWorld! Poster

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Description (Brief)
This brightly colored poster shows a timeline of events in the history of genetics and biotechnology along the top and bottom edges. Events range from Mendel's experiments with pea plants on heredity in the mid-1800s to the first patent awarded for a genetically engineered mammal in 1988. The left and right edges of the poster list biotech companies and funders. The center of the poster depicts applications of biotechnology to medicine, agriculture, industry, and the environment. It was collected at the International Biotechnology Expo in 1990.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1990
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 68.6 cm x 68.6 cm; 27 in x 27 in
ID Number
catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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