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Strong brew: Genetically engineered yeast could be key to cooking up tough, spider silk-like fibers

By Stephanie Liverani / September 30, 2015

Scientists at Bolt Threads in Emeryville, Calif., have been working to develop a scalable way to create synthetic spider silk-like fibers by using genetic engineering. And thanks to $40 million in funding, they’re close to delivering a solution.

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Spider silk without the struggle—a practical synthetic solution is in our future

By Stephanie Liverani / June 15, 2015

After five years of diligent-but-quiet research, Bolt Threads has made “meaningful progress” on developing synthetic spider silk for commercial use.

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