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Single GFP-expressing Cell is Basis of Living Laser Device
June 12, 2011
Two investigators at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a device in which a single cell genetically engineered to express green fluorescent protein is used to amplify the light particles called photons into nanosecond-long pulses of laser light.
Massachusetts General Hospital
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