Tim Bornholdt

Genetically modified silk worms make Spider-Man web closer to reality

Researchers have been trying to reproduce such silk for decades.

But it is unfeasible to "farm" spiders for the commercial production of their silk because the arachnids don't produce enough of it - coupled with their proclivity for eating each other.

Silk worms, however, are easy to farm and produce vast amounts of silk - but the material is fragile.

All we need now is the ability to synthesize and implant adamantium.