“Engineering cellular function without living cells”
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Imitating the complexity of cellular function while having access to a simpler system which can be mathematically altered.
Scientists from EPFL’s Laboratory of Biological Network Characterization (LBNC) have developed a ‘cell-free’ system which reenacts the functions of the normal biological processes. This method enables diagnosis and research on a large scale, with lower costs, without any risks of self-contamination or biocontamination outside of the lab.