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Reginald Punnett

Way back when info:

Born: 20 June 1875
Died: January 1967 (aged 91)
Fields: Genetics

Known for: Journal of genetics, punnet squares

Reginald is probably best remembered today as the creator of the Punnett square, a tool still used by biologist to predict the probability of possible genotypes of offspring

Gregor Mendel

way back when info:

Born: 20 July 1822

Died: January 1884 (aged 61)

Nationality: Empire of Austria-Hungary

Fields: Genetics Institutions

Known for: Creating the science of genetics

scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Though farmers had known for centuries that crossbreeding of animals and plants could favor certain desirable traits.