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Body armor could be made from genetically engineered spider silk

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 18, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Jul 17, 2016

Body armor is essential for protecting soldiers, but it’s also heavy, bulky, and uncomfortable to wear. Research and development into genetically engineered spider silk, however, could revolutionize the future of the protective gear. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Michigan-based Kraig Biocraft Laboratories with a $100,000 grant to study the potential of “Dragon Silk,” a form of spider silk spun by genetically engineered silkworms. READ MORE>






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