C'est La Vie

The NYT has an article on Douglas C. Prasher, a man who was instrumental in finding the GFP gene but who didn't share the Nobel in chemistry this year, recently awarded to three scientists, for its discovery and usage as an intracellular marker. Instead, life took its turns, Prasher dropped out of science, and he now drives a courtesy van for a car dealer.

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