Forward Thinking: 2000s

2000

Medical faculty member Huntington F. Willard creates the first artificial human chromosome.

2004

Gmail launches as an invitation-only beta release. Alumnus Paul Buchheit was creator and lead developer of the email service.

2006

The first link of oral bacteria and preterm birth is found in humans by researchers from the schools of medicine and dental medicine.

2009

Case Western Reserve researcher Sanford Markowitz creates an at-home screening for colon cancer.