GM spider silk made by silkworms 50 percent stronger than alternatives, say researchers

ReutersPublished: September 29, 20147 views
Published: September 29, 2014

Japanese researchers say they have successfully managed to genetically modify silkworms with dragline protein genes from common spiders to increase the strength and quality of silk. It raises the prospect of making spider silk production commercially viable. Joel Flynn reports. Credit to Reuters.

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