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Silkworm: Insect Biotechnology

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For centuries, silkworms have been breed to produce strong, fashionable silk threads. Today, the silk industry has joined forces with the biotechnology industry. Researchers are creating genetically modified worms which a produce a protein that aids in clotting blood. Researchers are looking to maybe one day use the protein in medical procedures.

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