Futures in Biotech

Dec 29th 2008

Futures in Biotech 37

Just A Touch Of Green

Nobel Laureate Marty Chalfie and the molecular machinery that senses touch.
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Guests: Marty Chalfie
Category: News

Our guest is Marty Chalfie, 2008 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

This episode covers how Marty Chalfie discovered the molecular machinery that senses touch. In Part II, Chalfie describes how he developed one of the most important tools of modern molecular biology, one that allows us to see inside a living cells, down to the protein level. With green fluorescent protein, or GFP, we can now track the life of a protein, from when the gene that makes the protein is turned on, to where it goes, to where it dies.

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