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Spontaneous flows and self-propelled drops

The construction of in vitro assemblies of biological components that exhibit properties of living matter may shed light on the physical aspects of the dynamic reorganization that continuously occurs inside cells. See Letter p.431

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Figure 1: Assembly of microtubule bundles.


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