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ProtocellsBridging Nonliving and Living Matter$
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Steen Rasmussen, Mark A. Bedau, Liaohai Chen, David Deamer, David C. Krakauer, Norman H. Packard, and Peter F. Stadler

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262182683

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262182683.001.0001

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Social and Ethical Issues Concerning Protocells

Social and Ethical Issues Concerning Protocells

(p.640) (p.641) 28 Social and Ethical Issues Concerning Protocells

Mark A. Bedau

Emily C. Parke

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Cell-like entities (CLEs) are biological constructs that use custom-engineered biological machinery to accomplish specified tasks. This chapter discusses the research and development of CLEs that uses the principles and processes inherent in living systems to provide solutions to current technological and medical challenges.

Keywords:   cell-like entities, CLEs, biological machinery, biological constructs, living systems

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