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Spider Silk Used to Make Bulletproof Skin Options
Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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Spider Silk Used to Make Bulletproof Skin

Bulletproof skin may sound like something from a science-fiction movie, but with the help of researchers who genetically modified goats and silkworms to produce spider silk, Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi has made it a reality. To make the "skin," she grafted silk from transgenic silkworms between two layers of human skin, the epidermis and dermis. When bullets were fired at the material at reduced speeds, they were unable to pierce it. For the researchers producing the silk, more exciting than the skin's ability to repel bullets is its potential use as a grafting material for large wounds. More...
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 4:00:05 AM

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I KNEW that stuff was tough, but I'm not sure such experimentation is wise. Being a natural substance and a protein, the potential for fatal allergic reactions could be quite high.
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