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From Spider Webs to Man-Made Silk


Spider Orb weaver spiders produce silk that is stronger yet lighter than any material ever made by any kind of animal. Genetic engineering is making this fantastic silk available for human use. With the milk from transgenic goats, scientists have developed the ability to imitate the silk that has been the envy of humans for thousands of years. Bulletproof vests, airbags and suspension cables made of pencil-thin spider silk are promises in humanity's future.

From Spider Webs to Man-Made Silk 2005, KidHaven Press, Detroit, MI

ISBN-13: 9780737731248