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Someday I will post my own stuff again… but meanwhile here’s something interesting.

Silkworms engineered to produce spider silk

If Spider-Man ever ran out of webs, he could now enlist an army of silkworms to spin extra high-tensile spider silk.

Scientists have created a genetically modified silkworm that spins a new kind of silk: a hybrid of silkworm silk and spider silk.

The new material alone could shake up the textile industry, while future silk hybrids could be used in everything from bulletproof clothing to artificial tendons.

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