Bionic silkworms produce full-length fibers 

October 9th, 2023

Transgenic silkworms have produced fibers that have both high strength and toughness. Photo: Junpeng Mi. For the first time, scientists have successfully produced full-length spider silk fibers using genetically modified silkworms. reports that this silk has the potential to provide a scalable, sustainable and better-quality alternative to current synthetic fibers like nylon. “Silkworm silk […]

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