Gene-edited silkworms spin out spider silk, could lead to mass production

There are few things as haunting as walking into a spider web. But the special silk behind these universally reviled arachnid nets shows huge promise for saving human lives, from battling cancer to making better hearing aids. That’s because spider silk is strong, flexible, and lightweight. The problem is, spiders are extremely territorial and cannibalistic creatures, … Read moreGene-edited silkworms spin out spider silk, could lead to mass production