biotech

SciTechNow Episode 408

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look at how one scientist uses unconventional research techniques to study muskoxen; the growing biotech movement; students try their hand at engineering; and how the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is battling pollution.

Spider silk

A North Carolina biotech company is using spider DNA to transform silkworms to produce spider silk, a fiber tougher, lighter and more flexible than most fibers.