Google honors Nettie Maria Stevens. She was an early American geneticist. She and Edmund Beecher Wilson were the first researchers to describe the chromosomal basis of sex. It’s Nettie Stevens 155 birthday. The doodle designer shows her in front of a microscope. She looks at a „XY-chromosome.
Nettie Stevens was one of the first female scientists to make a name for herself in the biological sciences. She was born in Cavendish, Vermont. Her family settled in Westford, Vermont. Stevens‘ father was a carpenter and handyman. He did well enough to own quite a bit of Westford property, and could afford to send his children to school.
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