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Artificial cells and salad dressing

February 18, 2014

micron-sized droplets A University of California, Riverside, assistant professor of engineering is among a group of researchers that have made important discoveries regarding the behavior of a synthetic molecular oscillator, which could serve as a timekeeping device to control artificial cells. Full Story

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