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Scientists seek to engineer chatter among cells


July 20, 2017

Rice University and University of Houston scientists won federal backing to learn how large colonies of cells communicate with each other and coordinate their activities. The work could lead to synthetic colonies that can help cure or manage diseases, among other tasks. Full Story

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