Among the proud hosts of the forthcoming Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City are some creative tissue engineers at the local university. In an effort that displays the increasing control biologists can exert over living tissue, Patrick A. Tresco of the University of Utah and his colleagues recently sculpted living nerve cells into a microscopic version of the interlocking rings that symbolize the 2002 Olympic games.
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