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. Prasher says he is not bitter: "There are other people who would have deserved it a whole lot more than me," he says in the story. "They worked their butts off over their entire lives for science and I haven't."
C'est La Vie
Oct 17, 2008