The Jellyfish Protein That Lit Up a
World of New Discoveries
(runtime: 2:10 min)
How did the humble jellyfish Aequorea victoria launch a life science research revolution? It all started when researchers including Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie, and Roger Tsien developed methods to utilize green fluorescent protein as a glowing biological reporter in living cells. First commercialized by Clontech, GFP has illuminated countless scientific explorations and shed light on many previously dark secrets of biology. That’s Good Science!