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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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Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013.
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79 pages : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm.
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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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English
ISBN:
9780547681269, 0547681267
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Level 6.2, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
860

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General Note
"A junior library guild edition"--Jacket.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 78) and index.
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"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. "--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Heos, B., & Comins, A. (2013). Stronger than steel: spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Heos, Bridget and Andy. Comins. 2013. Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Heos, Bridget and Andy. Comins, Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Heos, Bridget., and Andy Comins. Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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