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Gov't Trying to Clone Bioglue?

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posted on Oct, 11 2006 @ 02:23 PM
Well, here's one for the Weird Science textbook.

Apparently the Department of Energy is helping patent a process by which they can clone bioglue.

In particular, a liquid adhesive composed from the shellfish mussels.

When you read the patent, it makes sense, and it's pretty amazing. One of those, why didn't I think of that first, inventions. Apparently, the protein stuff used by mussels to adhere to thinks like peers and ship hulls makes a really good glue. One that can bond to glass and metal and teflon to name a few substances.

The problem is that it takes a hell of a lot of mussels to make an ounce, something like 1,000 mussels.

So DOE is patenting a process by which they can mass produce this glue through cloning.

I guess it beats a bunch of Dolly the Sheep.


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