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Wetting by living tissues

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An active counterpart to passive wetting is an encouraging sign for tissue physics and, more generally, the interface between biology and physics.

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Fig. 1: Active epithelial wetting.

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  • 08 October 2018

    In the version of this News & Views originally published, the word ‘generally’ in the standfirst was incorrectly written as ‘egenerally’. This has now been corrected.

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Morris, R.G., Yap, A.S. Wetting by living tissues. Nature Phys 15, 6–7 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0316-4

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