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Latino Daily News

Monday August 22, 2011

Nearly Bullet-Proof Skin May Be the Prayer Gun-Violent Nations Need

Nearly Bullet-Proof Skin May Be the Prayer Gun-Violent Nations Need

Photo: Nearly bulletproof human skin created

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It’s only a first step in figuring out how to survive a gun shot but a project in the Netherlands has created almost bulletproof human skin.  A swatch of bullet proof skin was created from human skin cells and spider milk and embedded between the outer layer of skin and the dermis. 

The skin could stop a .22 calibre bullet fired at a reduced speed but could not stop one fired at a normal speed.  Interestingly the project was a bioart project of artist Jailia Essaidi and the Forensic Geneomics Consortium not a scientific endeavor.

Essaidi wanted to “explore the social, political, ethical and cultural” issues surrounding safety in society.  Is this the prayer gun-violent prone nations like the U.S. and Mexico need?