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Protein gels on the move

Light-induced reactions enable three-dimensional objects to be built from simple compounds. Proteins have been added to the list of building blocks, and the resulting gels move in response to environmental cues.

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Figure 1: Dynamic microchambers for cell culture.

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Kloxin, A., Anseth, K. Protein gels on the move. Nature 454, 705–706 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/454705a

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