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2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to U.S. Scientists for Work on Fluorescent Protein

4:41 AM MDT | October 8, 2008 |

Alex Scott

  The 2008 Nobel prize for chemistry, which was announced today, has been won jointly by three U.S.-based scientists for their roles in the development and expansion of the use of fluorescent protein GFP that enables other scientists to look inside living cells or even whole organisms. The three scientists are Roger Tsien, a professor of pharmacology at University of California (San Diego, CA), Osamu Shimomura, professor emeritus of Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA), and Martin Chalfie professor of biological sciences at Columbia University...

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