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Scientists Create Eco-friendly Plastic from Salmon Sperm

salmon spermScientists have created a biodegradable cup out of Salmon sperm. Credit: The Journal of the American Chemical Society

Chinese scientists announced on Wednesday that they have created a biodegradable form of plastic using salmon sperm.

The team isolated two strands of DNA from the fishes’ sperm and synthesized it with a chemical found in vegetable oil that was capable of bonding the two strands together. The material produced is called hydrogel.

The gel can be transformed into different 3-dimensional shapes and freeze-dried into a solid form. The scientists made a cup, puzzle pieces, and a DNA molecule as their first tests with the material.

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