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Single GFP-expressing cell is basis of a living biological laser device

By Rob Aid
One Comment13 June 2011

laser-beam-sharkTwo researchers at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a living laser, in which a single cell genetically engineered to express green fluorescent protein (GFP). Before you start thinking about sharks with lasers or other science fiction creatures, this technology is used to amplify photons into nanosecond-long pulses of laser… »