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2001 in Science
2001 in science and technology involved many events, some of which are included below.
Astronomy and space exploration
Biology January 8 - The first animal from an
endangered species produced by cloning, a gaur named Noah, is born at Trans Ova Genetics in Sioux Center, Iowa. He dies within 48 hours of a common dysentery.   January - The second animal from an endangered species produced by
cloning, a European mouflon lamb, is born in Italy.  February - The publicly funded
Human Genome Project, led by Francis Collins and the privately funded Celera effort, led by Craig Venter simultaneously publish their decoding of the human genome (in and Nature , respectively). Science April 6 -
Linda Partridge and colleagues publish their identification of the role of a specific gene in animal ageing.  April 19 -
Pygmy three-toed sloth first described.  Craig Venter and Mark Adams complete the
genetic map of the laboratory mouse. Fossil remains of the whale found in Rodhocetus balochistanensis Balochistan Province, Pakistan, by Philip D. Gingerich. 
Deaths February 9 -
Herbert A. Simon (b. 1916), American polymath, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. February 24 -
Claude Shannon (b. 1916), American mathematician. May 5 -
Wang Yinglai (b. 1907), Chinese biochemist. May 8 -
William T. Stearn (b. 1911), English botanist. May 28 -
Francisco Varela (b. 1946), Chilean biologist and philosopher. June 4 -
Lu Jiaxi (b. 1915), Chinese physical chemist. June 18 -
René Dumont (b. 1904), French agronomist. August 9 - Sir
Alec Skempton (b. 1914), English pioneer of soil science and engineering historian. August 20 - Sir
Fred Hoyle (b. 1915), English astronomer and science fiction writer. August 31 -
Doris Calloway (Nesheim) (b. 1923), American nutritionist. September 2 -
Christiaan Barnard (b. 1922), South African cardiac surgeon. October 31 -
Warren Elliot Henry (b. 1909), African American physicist. November 30 -
Robert Tools (b. 1942), American first recipient of a self-contained artificial heart, after 151 days without a living heart. December 5 -
Franco Rasetti (b. 1901), Italian American nuclear physicist. December 12 - Robert Schommer (b. 1946), American astronomer.
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Clancy, David J.; et al. (2001-04-06). "Extension of Life-Span by Loss of CHICO, a . Drosophila Insulin Receptor Substrate Protein" . Science 292 (5514): 104-106. Bibcode: 2001Sci...292..104C. doi: 10.1126/science.1057991. PMID 11292874 . Retrieved .
Anderson, R. P.; Handley Jr., C. O. (2001). "A new species of three-toed sloth (Mammalia: Xenarthra) from Panama, with a review of the genus . Bradypus" . Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 114 (1): 1-33 . Retrieved .
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White, Scott R.; Sottos, Nancy R.; Geubelle, P. H.; Moore, J. S.; Kessler, M. R.; Sriram, S. R.; Brown, E. N.; Viswanathan, S. (2001-02-15). "Autonomic healing of polymer composites". . Nature 409 (6822): 794-797. doi: 10.1038/35057232. PMID 11236987.
Berners-Lee, Tim; Hendler, James; Lassila, Ora (May 17, 2001). "The Semantic Web". Scientific American . Retrieved .
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