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As versatile as enzymes already are, it's actually possible to engineer enzymes to catalyze reactions that are entirely new to nature!
Using similar principles to those that guide embryos in early development to form different organs and tissues, this research could lead to artificial objects that are capable of patterning themselves into many different complex structures.
Our bones have the ability to heal themselves when exposed to mechanical stresses by forming new polymeric material, so what's stopping scientists from doing the same synthetically?
In order to keep catalyst-based industries sustainable and profitable, new catalysts need to be developed that utilize inexpensive, earth-abundant materials. The authors here present a novel method for easily forming stable earth-abundant metal catalysts, which are inexpensive and sustainable alternatives to precious-metal catalysts.