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What if Life had evolved without using lipids as the primary building material for separating their cellular contents from the outside environment?
 
ProteoCell seeks to creatively address this question as part National Science Foundation "Understanding the Rules of Life: Building a Synthetic Cell" project. 
Understanding the Rules of Life:
Building a
Synthetic Cell
WHAT MAKES A PROTEOCELL?
Genetic Material
Genetic Material

ProteoCells start from their customizable DNA parts encoding all the information necessary to create your desired structure/function.

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Self-assembly
Self-assembly

Identifiable structures, assemblies, and shapes then emerge simply by available thermal energy.

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Hierarchy
Hierarchy

Whether within distinct liquid-in-liquid droplets or protein compartments, establishing hierarchical organization will sculpt functionality.

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Society
Society

ProteoCell technology will solve issues in health and environment, while exploring what defines Life

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