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A synthetic protein lawnmower cuts across a lawn of peptides.
Revving Up a Protein Lawnmower
Scientists devised a synthetic protein-based motor fueled by biological reactions to cut through a peptide lawn.
Revving Up a Protein Lawnmower
Revving Up a Protein Lawnmower

Scientists devised a synthetic protein-based motor fueled by biological reactions to cut through a peptide lawn.

Scientists devised a synthetic protein-based motor fueled by biological reactions to cut through a peptide lawn.

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Lenses of a fluorescent microscope illuminate a sample on a microscope slide.
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