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YouTubin’: Spider Goats

  • YouTubin’: Spider Goats

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Genetic engineering can be both wildly fascinating and wildly frightening. Researchers have known for a long time that spider silk is one of the strongest substances on earth, but it couldn't easily be manufactured on a mass scale. Sounds like a job for science!

In the past few years, genetic engineers have successfully added a small portion of a spider's genetic material to a group of goats so that they can produce silk as a component of their milk! This opens the door to endless possibilities for new super-strength materials. Check out this segment produced by PBS/Nova for a clearer understanding.

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