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Stronger than steel: spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope

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Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children,
Pub. Date:
2013.
Language:
English
Description
In Stronger Than Steel, readers enter Randy Lewis' lab where they come face to face with golden orb weaver spiders, and transgenic alfalfa, silkworm silk, and goats, whose milk contains the proteins to spin spider silk--and to weave a nearly indestructible fiber. Learn how this amazing material might someday be used to repair or replace human ligaments and bones, improve body armor, strengthen parachute rope, and even tether an airplane to an aircraft carrier! Readers explore rapid advancements in the applicationof genetic medicine and their potential to save and improve lives while considering the crucial ethical concerns of genetic research. A timely addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series.
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ISBN:
9780547681269
9780544932470
Reading Level:
MG
Level 6.2, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
860L
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Grouping Title stronger than steel spider silk dna and the quest for better bulletproof vests sutures and parachute
Grouping Author heos bridget
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display_description "In The Spider Silk Scientists, readers enter Randy Lewis' lab where they come face to face with golden orb weaver spiders and genetically engineered goats, whose milk contains the proteins to spin spider silk--and to weave a nearly indestructible fiber. Learn how this amazing material might someday be used to repair or replace human ligaments and bones, improve body armor, strenghten parachute rope, and even tether an airplane to an aircraft carrier! Readers explore rapid advancements in the application of genetic medicine and their potential to save and improve lives while considering the crucial ethical concerns of genetic research. A timely addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series. "--
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subject_facet Nephila maculata
Nephila maculata -- Juvenile literature
Scientists
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Spider webs
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Spider webs -- Therapeutic use
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title_display Stronger than steel : spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope
title_full Stronger than steel : spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope / Bridget Heos ; with photographs by Andy Comins
title_short Stronger than steel :
title_sub spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope
topic_facet Nephila maculata
Scientists
Spider webs
Spiders
Therapeutic use