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Synthesizing spider silk seems to be developing quickly, but for 3D printing we need not just synthetic spider silk, but a liquid form that can solidify once printed. I would imagine it is going to be two or more liquids mixing together at the printhead and then bonding and solidifying with the adjacent layers, like spider silk epoxy.
The amount of transfected plasmid does not correlate at all with the protein expression level. After transfction, usually each cell is going to get and keep only one copy of the plasmid. Once the plasmid is in the cell, it will be replicated and the cell will contain X copies of it, depending on the plasmid copy number. In general, plasmids with low copy ...
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