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A classic assembly of nanobiomaterials

A recent multidisciplinary conference in Crete underscored advances in protein and peptide self-assembly in a variety of biotechnological applications.

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Mershin, A., Cook, B., Kaiser, L. et al. A classic assembly of nanobiomaterials. Nat Biotechnol 23, 1379–1380 (2005).

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