Biomaterials: Recipe for squid beak

June 8th, 2015 by Markus B Linder

Nature Chemical Biology 11, 455 (2015). doi:10.1038/nchembio.1842

Author: Markus B Linder

The molecular basis of biomaterial assembly and function can provide inspiration for new materials science designs. New research explains the squid beak's transition from soft to hard through the identification of two new families of proteins with unusual physical properties.