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Princeton Scientists Construct Synthetic Proteins That Sustain Life
January 6, 2011
In a groundbreaking achievement that could help scientists "build" new biological systems, Princeton University scientists have constructed for the first time, artificial proteins that enable the growth of living cells.
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