Structural studies on living cells by conventional methods are limited to low resolution because radiation damage kills cells long before the necessary dose for high resolution can be delivered. X-ray free-electron lasers circumvent this problem by outrunning key damage processes with an ultra-short and extremely bright coherent X-ray pulse.

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    Schot, G. V., Svenda, M., Maia, F. R., Hantke, M. F., Deponte, D. P., Seibert, M. M., . . . Ekeberg, T. (2016). Open data set of live cyanobacterial cells imaged using an X-ray laser. Scientific Data, 3, 160058. doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.58

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