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ENGINEERED LIVING MATERIALS

Self-healing through adhesion

The design of biological materials with tunable properties is an emerging challenge for the twenty-first century. A new approach to direct engineered cells to stick together improves biomaterial performance and simplifies self-healing.

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Fig. 1: Cell–cell adhesion tools for materials.

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Caro-Astorga, J., Ellis, T. Self-healing through adhesion. Nat Chem Biol 18, 239–240 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41589-021-00946-9

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