How starfish embryos become living crystals

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Physicists have been amazed by the complex system created by simple starfish embryos in a dish of water. For the first time, a multicellular organism has been observed naturally creating a crystalline structure – and one with unexpected properties. This is an area of physics called ‘active matter’ – and these starfish demonstrate the latest, surprising example.

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