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Happy 384th Birthday to the Father of Microbiology

October 24, 2016
Today’s Google doodle celebrates the accomplishments of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the Father of Microbiology. In addition to being a remarkable DIYer, Leeuwenhoek is known to be the first to observe microorganisms, which he adorably referred to as "tiny animals,” through a microscope.

From Leeuwenhoek’s discover, you can draw a direct line to the manipulation of microorganisms at the genetic and molecular level that we now refer to as biotechnology.

A tip of the hat to Google for recognizing the great leap forward ushered in by Leeuwenhoek’s discovery.