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UCR Biologists Unravel the Genetic Secrets of Black Widow Spider Silk


June 12, 2007

News thumbnail of Cheryl Hayashi Biologists at the University of California, Riverside, have identified the genes and determined the DNA sequences for two key proteins in the "dragline silk" of the black widow spider--an advance that may lead to a variety of new materials for industrial, medical and military uses. Full Story

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