Video: GFP


The Nobel prize in Chemistry in 2008 was awarded to 3 scientists that development green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a technique that makes organisms glow.  This is more than just some fun body paint and a rave or two, the researchers were able to splice together genes from jellyfish and a normal gene that would allow scientists to watch the behaviour of proteins in living cells.

This gave rise to neon rabbits in art exhibits, fluorescent-snouted pigs and even red-glowing paws in kittens.  GFP has revolutionized the way we see into cells and our understanding of the fundamental structure of life.

Host:  Torah Kachur

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