Dr Nettie Maria Stevens

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Dr Nettie Maria Stevens

Dr Nettie Maria Stevens

Discovery of the chromosomal XY sex-determination system

Born July 7th, 1861

American Geneticist

Early Life and Education

Nettie Maria Stevens was born July 7, 1861, in Cavendish, Vermont. She was an early American geneticist who is known for XY sex-determination system.


1- Induction of Nettie Stevens into the National Women´s Hall of Fame.

In 1994, Nettie Maria Stevens, has been inducted into the National Women´s Hall of Fame for her contribution to science.

2- Google Doodle

On the 7th of July 2016, Google has honored Nettie Stevens for her 155th birthday by this doodle.

Scientific publications about Nettie Stevens

  • Wessel GM (2011). Y does it work this way? Nettie Maria Stevens (July 7, 1861 - May 4, 1912). Mol Reprod Dev. 2011 Sep;78(9):Fmi. doi: 10.1002/mrd.21390. PubMedPMID: 22095870.
  • Gilgenkrantz S (2008). [Nettie Maria Stevens (1861-1912)]. Med Sci (Paris). 2008 Oct;24(10):874-8. doi: 10.1051/medsci/20082410874. French. PubMed PMID: 18950586
  • Ogilvie MB, Choquette CJ. (1981) Nettie Maria Stevens (1861-1912): her life and contributions to cytogenetics. Proc Am Philos Soc. 1981 Aug 21;125(4):292-311. PubMed PMID: 11620765
  • Brush SG. (1978). Nettie M. Stevens and the discovery of sex determination by chromosomes. Isis. 1978 Jun;69(247):163-72. PubMed PMID: 389882
  • The death of Nettie Stevens (1912). Science. 1912 May 17;35(907):771. PubMed PMID: 17792417

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