June 20, 2013
GMO Silkworms Produce Glow-in-the-Dark Dresses
Nadia Drake, Wired
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.
TAGGED: Silk, Green Fluorescent Protein, Genetically Modified Organisms, Genetic Engineering