Scientists have tried to mass-produce spider silk for decades with little success. As
a naturally occurring supermaterial, spider silk is strong, extendible, lightweight, biodegradable, flexible, biocompatible, and can be processed into different formats, including 3D structures.Bolt threads can now produce large quantities of silk for commercial applications from genetically engineered yeast. This could change the clothing industry, as well as provide new biomaterials for construction and biomedical applications. It turns out that yeast fermentation can yield a much larger amount of the material as opposed to harvesting from the wild.
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