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Why More Startups Are Paying Attention to What They Learned in Bio Be it gimmick or real solution, biohacking is big business.

By Matt Villano

This story appears in the December 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Dan Forbes

This article is part of our Trends 2016 coverage.

If spiders have taught us anything, it's how to build better thread.

Above all else, this is the inspiration behind Bolt Threads, a fledgling company in Emeryville, Calif., that has leveraged technology to crack the mysteries of spider silk and replicate the recipe commercially. The company, which plans to spin its silk into sportswear and other forms of apparel, is aiming for a 2016 release of products that will harness proteins found in nature to create fibers and fabrics with both practical and revolutionary uses.

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