09 February 2016
Vol 9, Issue 414

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Online Cover This week features a Review that highlights recent research in the field of synthetic biology. Analysis of the signaling pathways that underlie cellular processes, such as migration and phagocytosis, has enabled the development of synthetic biology tools to reconstitute behaviors in cells that they would not normally obtain physiologically. The image shows an artist's rendition of how a normal cell (center) can be engineered to adopt different states and functions. [Image: Heather McDonald, Science Signaling]