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You Will Need
- GFP science project kit
- Dark room
- UV penlight
Learn what GFP is
Learn what GFP is. This irredescent protein comes from the crystal jellyfish and is used as a marking tool by molecular biologists to illuminate and track cells and genes.
Use a GFP science project kit
Use a GFP student science project kit available through educational science companies.
Learn how to observe GFP
Learn how to observe GFP with student science project kits, each made for GFP experiments of varying degrees of difficulty. You don’t need an expensive microscope to see GFP, just a dark room and a UV penlight.
Learn how GFP is used
Learn how GFP is used. Harvard scientists use GFP to map the neural circuits of the brain in lab mice. GFP can track cancer cells in detail as they develop. It can also be used to detect biological agents planted by terrorists.