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Life in the light

Osamu Shimomura’s 90-year life came to an end on 19 October 2018. Throughout his long and exceedingly fruitful career, the Japanese marine biologist and chemist passionately explored the phenomenon of bioluminescence in living organisms, earning a Nobel Prize in the process.

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Fig. 1: The powerful light of GFP.

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Fig. 2: The origins and structure of GFP.


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Hiraoka, Y. Life in the light. Nature Photon 13, 69–70 (2019).

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