The following link via io9 complements my previous post ( regarding how biology has very powerful properties often only associated with non-biological materials. The assumption of DNA ("biology") being obsolete in the future is very wrong indeed. #Synbio will allow us to edit DNA in formidable ways.

io9 wrote: "The incredible properties of hagfish slime have fascinated scientists for decades, but researchers are only just beginning to make sense of this mucilaginous secretion. In doing so, they hope to create superfibers that could one day be used in everything from bullet-proof vests to artificial tendons."
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