June 20, 2013

GMO Silkworms Produce Glow-in-the-Dark Dresses

Nadia Drake, Wired


AP Photo

Silkworms in a Japanese lab are busy spinning silks that glow in the dark. But these silkworms, unlike others that have been fed rainbow-colored dyes, don’t need any dietary interventions to spin in color: They’ve been genetically engineered to produce fluorescent skeins in shades of red, orange, and green.

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TAGGED: Silk, Green Fluorescent Protein, Genetically Modified Organisms, Genetic Engineering

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