Device to Manufacture Spider Silk

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R Bishop
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Device to Manufacture Spider Silk

Found this pretty cool story on the BBC today. talk about a cool lab to post-doc in!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7370737.stm

Its all about creating a device to make spider silk from recombinant proteins. The original article will appear in PNAS. I'll link that when it becomes available.

Reminds me of the spider silk producing goats

"In 2000, Nexia, a Canadian biotechnology company, was successful in producing spider silk protein in transgenic goats." - Wikipedia

Great stuff!

Rb