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Cells are packed with large molecules. The ramifications of this 'crowding' for a wide range of intracellular processes are only now becoming more generally understood.

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Figure 1: Crowded interior.



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Ellis, R., Minton, A. Join the crowd. Nature 425, 27–28 (2003).

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