Silkworms saving lives – Transgenic Silkworms Produce Fluorescent, Bacteria Killing Silk

Fluorescent proteins tend to be toxic, so their clinical applications are sometimes limited and suspect. Researchers from Purdue University and the Korean National Institute of Agricultural Research engineered a new material, made of silk and some genetic engineering, that fluoresces well under green light without causing too much toxicity.

Source: Transgenic Silkworms Produce Fluorescent, Bacteria Killing Silk

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