Glowing Review

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Using GFP - green fluorescent protein - gives new meaning to the phrase "you light up my life." GFP is used as a "tag" allowing scientists to track all sorts of cellular processes under a microscope. Members of the Class of 1968 recently learned about GFP and genetic coding from David Tank, Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology and co-director of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, in a neuroscience seminar the class hosted.

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GFP! We conducted a lab in AP Biology, and last year in Honors Biology that involved transforming GFP into bacteria. Wonderful protein and beautiful glow. :)