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Sculpting structures with cells and light

from the new-art-form-or-stunt? dept.
John Doe brings our attention to an Oct. 20 report in Nature Science Update on a new use of optical tweezers by chemist George Whitesides et al: "Harvard scientists have made tiny sculptures from cells, pieced together one by one like building bricks. This technique is not simply an exercise in micro-aesthetics: it could one day be used to make biological sensors, or even replacement organs." CP: Work by George Whitesides just keeps showing up all over the place — Harvard's PR dept must be working hard.

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