Nettie Stevens Courtesy of the Carnegie Institute

5) Nettie Stevens

Geneticist Who Worked on the Theory of Sex Determination

Born: 7 July 1861, Cavendish, Vermont, United States of America

Died: 4 May 1912, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Geneticist and one of two scientists who theorized sex determination by chromosomes (the other was a guy and they discovered the idea at the same time independently).

She earned a master’s degree in biology from Stanford and a PhD in 1903. She became an assistant at the Carnegie Institute.

Nettie died from breast cancer.

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