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DNA ‘skeleton’ could make a shapely synthetic cell

Schematic illustration of a cell-sized microfluidic droplet, containing multi-functional DNA-based filaments.

A synthetic cell (artist’s impression) with a skeleton made of DNA filaments (grey rods) that serve as tracks for transporting cargo (red). Credit: Z. Pengfei, et al. Nature Chem.

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Nature 606, 842 (2022)



  1. Zhan, P., Jahnke, K., Liu, N. & Göpfrich, K. Nature Chem. (2022)

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