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How can we get cells to do what we want? Here, we present many of the best techniques to get started in the domestication of your favourite cells. Details on techniques from dimerization of proteins to optogenetics to gene editing are analysed in detail

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Unlike most reviews that focus only on a narrow subject, we have brought a large set of techniques that have been used to control cellular behaviours. We discuss these techniques as well as their applications, limitations and advantages. It has never been easier to train your cells.


Biomedical and industrial applications require the modification of cells to produce specific biomedical or pharmacological products. Molecular and Synthetic Biology are bringing the tools to finally accomplish these tasks.

Professor Adolfo Rivero-Muller
Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie

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This page is a summary of: How to Train a Cell–Cutting-Edge Molecular Tools, Frontiers in Chemistry, March 2017, Frontiers, DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2017.00012.
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