2001 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 3rd prize

Oliver Meckes & Nicole Ottawa

for Biomedpark

15 December, 2000

Scientist J├╝rgen Bachl observes a genetically manipulated mouse. The four-day-old rodent glows green under specially filtered light. Researchers had injected a green-florescent-protein gene (GFP) from a deep-sea jellyfish into fertilized mouse egg-cells. The GFP spreads through all cells and tissue of the embryo. Scientists hope to use this discovery to further research into cell differentiation and tumor growth.

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Oliver Meckes & Nicole Ottawa

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