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In search of the simplest cell

Top-down, bottom-up; RNA-based, lipid-based; theory, experiment — there are many different ways of investigating what constitutes a ‘minimal cell’. Progress requires finding common themes between them.

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  1. *Towards the Minimal Cell. Erice International School on Complexity, Erice, Sicily, 7–10 December 2004.

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Szathmáry, E. In search of the simplest cell. Nature 433, 469–470 (2005).

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