2023 | United States of America | Documentary,Experimental,Short

The Gossamer Thread

  • English 30 mins
  • Director | Sean Hanley
  • Writer | Sean Hanley
  • Producer | Elijah Stevens

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Scientists are on the cusp of a biomedical and industrial revolution to utilize the strongest material in the world: spider silk. The Gossamer Thread traces the DNA of orb-weaving spiders across the United States on a transgenic journey, from the woodlands of Florida, to goat farms in Utah, and medical labs in California, revealing the complexity of human intervention in the web of life.

bioengineering biology silk spiders arthropods transgenics gene editing
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