Biochemist turned van driver gets trip to Sweden for Nobel assistance


Douglas Prasher was a biological researcher in the 1980s; when his grant money ran out, he gave a gene he was working on -- one that made jellyfish glow green -- to colleagues Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien. Prasher ended up leaving academia and now drives an airport shuttle van in Alabama, while Chalfie and Tsien went on to win a Nobel Prize, in part based on that gene he developed. Prasher will be getting a trip to Sweden for his assistance, though not a share in the million-dollar Nobel payday. Keep reading...

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