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“Ultimate DISCO” uses a solvent that shrinks whole animals and preserves fluorescence for months.

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Grab ’n’ Glow

By | January 1, 2015

Engineered proteins can tether multiple fluorescent molecules to give a brighter signal—and that’s not all.

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Predicting Worm Lifespan

By | February 13, 2014

Scientists engineer fluorescing nematodes to project the worms’ expected lifespans through flashes of light at just three days old.

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Glowing Green Eel

By | June 17, 2013

The Japanese freshwater eel is the first vertebrate found to produce a fluorescent protein, which may prove useful in the clinic.

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What Ever Happened to Douglas Prasher?

By | February 26, 2013

The first researcher to clone the gene for green fluorescent protein, but who was passed over for the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is back in academic science.

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DayGlo Science

By | July 20, 2012

Biologist David Gruber studies radiant creatures and their fluorescent proteins.

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Live and In Color

By | April 1, 2012

How to track RNA in living cells

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Encrypting E. coli

By | September 26, 2011

Researchers design patterns of fluorescent protein expression to deliver secret messages.

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