Method Adjusts Structure of Dyes to Create Colorful Fluorescent Molecules

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34917
Published August 01, 2019 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Until about 20 years ago, scientists relied on chemical fluorescent dyes to make biological molecules visible. To look inside cells, stain organelles, and perform other imaging experiments, chemistry was the method used. Chemistry was subsequently replaced by GFP, a glowing green jellyfish protein.