SYNTHETIC CELLS

Talking across the membrane

One goal of synthetic biologists is to develop artificial systems to help study biological processes. Now, cell communication and differentiation have been demonstrated using spatiotemporal patterns created in artificial multicellular compartments.

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Fig. 1: A travelling pulse and differentiation of artificial cells.

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Li, Y., Schulman, R. Talking across the membrane. Nature Chem 11, 18–20 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-018-0192-7

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