Bright Spot in Science

Ever since its discovery, GFP or green fluorescent protein, has been widely used in cell and molecular biology laboratories due to its versatility and effectiveness. This powerful research tool was first discovered in the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, and expresses its…

Emmett Chappelle and the invention of the “firefly” bioluminescence assay

In these last days of summer, I’ve been having fun catching (and releasing) the fireflies that appear every night in the woods near our house. It's only recently that I learned that these flashing bugs were the inspiration behind ATP…