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Reassembly of Living Cells from Dissociated Components

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Science  20 Mar 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3925, pp. 1626-1627
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3925.1626

Abstract

Combining the techniques of nuclear transplantation and cytoplasmic transfer, dissociated amoeba nuclei, cytoplasm, and membranes were reassembled to form viable amoebae. The techniques of cell reassembly appear to be sufficiently adequate so that any desired combination of cytoplasm, nucleus, and membrane can be assembled into living cells.

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