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Cell biology

Terminology and concepts from computer science and engineering are becoming more common in biology labs as scientists re-engineer the activity of cells for specific applications. They are gaining unprecedented capabilities both from genetic-editing tools that have been around for a while, such as those that use viruses or proteins called zinc fingers, and from new CRISPR–Cas9 technology that allows more-targeted editing of DNA.

Read how cell biology is moving forward.

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A conversation with Robert A. Fenton, Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.

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