The Army is Testing Genetically Engineered Spider Silk for Body Armor — peoples trust toronto

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Inserting spider DNA into silkworms yields a tough fabric that’s far more flexible than Kevlar. Spider silk is one of nature’s toughest substances, similar in strength to the Kevlar plastic found in bulletproof vests but much more flexible. Kraig Biocraft, a company out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, genetically altered silkworms to produce a fiber […]

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