The biggest scientific discoveries in every state


The US has a long history of scientific discoveries.


From the invention of the steam-powered boat engine in the 18th Century to the sequencing of the human genome at the turn of the 21st, each state can claim its own scientific advancements.

To celebrate those achievements, we've compiled a list of important science discoveries in every state. Scroll through to find out more.

biggest sci discoveries in every state

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Tanya Lewis and Melissa Stanger contributed reporting.