Researchers around Tsuenori KAMEDA of MAFF’s National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS) have used tools of genome editing with silkworms to produce biodegradable high-silk yarns. By applying modified aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase, an unnatural amino acid was introduced into fibroin leading to “clickable silk” which had a different light pattern

NIAS 10th Fibroin-Sericin Symposium, Fukushima, February 10