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Library of spider silk could hold secrets for new materials

A lab at the American Museum of Natural History is uncovering the genes behind each type of spider silk to create a sort of “silk library.” It’s part of an effort to learn how spiders make so many kinds of silk and what allows each kind to behave differently.

A peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit

Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation’s opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal.