Forward Thinking: 2000s
Medical faculty member Huntington F. Willard creates the first artificial human chromosome.
Gmail launches as an invitation-only beta release. Alumnus Paul Buchheit was creator and lead developer of the email service.
The first link of oral bacteria and preterm birth is found in humans by researchers from the schools of medicine and dental medicine.
Case Western Reserve researcher Sanford Markowitz creates an at-home screening for colon cancer.