The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said this week that the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Roger Tsien, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of California, San Diego; Osamu Shimomura of the Marine Biological Laboratory; and Martin Chalfie of Columbia University. The three were honored for their discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein.

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