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New fluorescent protein from eel revolutionizes key clinical assay



Many scientists dream of making a single discovery that provides fundamental insight into nature, may be used to help save human lives, and can assist in the preservation of an endangered species. In new research reported in the journal Cell, a Japanese team is on the verge of accomplishing this nearly impossible feat.

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Reference
Akiko Kumagai, Ryoko Ando, Hideyuki Miyatake, Peter Greimel, Toshihide Kobayashi, Yoshio Hirabayashi, Tomomi Shimogori, and Atsushi Miyawaki.“A Bilirubin-Inducible Fluorescent Protein from Eel Muscle” Cell, 2013 doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2013.05.038