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Glowing genes at Great Hollow 

Glowing genes at Great Hollow 

Eighth-grade scientists at Great Hollow Middle School in the Smithtown Central School District recently participated in a hands-on experiment when representatives from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory visited the school on March 29. The students genetically engineered bacteria with the green fluorescent protein gene for bioluminescence normally found in the Pacific jellyfish, Aequoria victoria. Students learned about and utilized some of the same techniques that are employed by pharmaceutical companies to produce human insulin. The students successfully created genetically modified bacteria and were able to see them glow. Photos courtesy of Smithtown Central School District

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