Spores hit the spot

January 23rd, 2020 by Chao Zhong

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 23 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0451-y

Engineered living materials (ELMs) with the qualities of both programmable functionalities and environmental tolerance are rare. 3D printing of bacterial spores into resilient living materials provides a viable route to fabricate ELMs that integrate these material attributes.