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Science Advances  30 Mar 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 3, eaar3219
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar3219

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  • Received for publication October 25, 2017
  • Accepted for publication February 13, 2018
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  1. Dimitra Athanasiadou1,
  2. Wenge Jiang1,
  3. Dina Goldbaum2,
  4. Aroba Saleem2,
  5. Kaustuv Basu3,
  6. Michael S. Pacella4,*,
  7. Corinna F. Böhm5,
  8. Richard R. Chromik2,
  9. Maxwell T. Hincke6,
  10. Alejandro B. Rodríguez-Navarro7,
  11. Hojatollah Vali3,8,
  12. Stephan E. Wolf5,9,
  13. Jeffrey J. Gray10,11,
  14. Khanh Huy Bui8 and
  15. Marc D. McKee1,8,
  1. 1Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C7, Canada.
  2. 2Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C5, Canada.
  3. 3Facility for Electron Microscopy Research, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C7, Canada.
  4. 4Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.
  5. 5Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Glass and Ceramics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen 91058, Germany.
  6. 6Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Department of Innovation in Medical Education, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5, Canada.
  7. 7Departamento de Mineralogía y Petrología, Universidad de Granada, Granada 18002, Spain.
  8. 8Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C7, Canada.
  9. 9Interdisciplinary Center for Functional Particle Systems, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Haberstrasse 9a, Erlangen 91058, Germany.
  10. 10Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.
  11. 11Program in Molecular Biophysics, Institute for Nanobiotechnology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: marc.mckee{at}mcgill.ca
  • * Present address: Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.

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