posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 02:07 PM
A HERD of goats containing spider genes is about to be milked for the ingredients of spider silk to mass-produce one of nature's most sought-after
Scientists have for the first time spun synthetic spider silk fibres with properties approaching the real thing, paving the way for their use in
artificial tendons, medical sutures, biodegradable fishing lines, soft body armour and a host of other applications.
Webster and Peter, genetically altered goats unveiled today by the Canadian company Nexia, are the founders of a GM herd whose offspring will produce
spider silk protein in their milk that can be collected, purified and spun into the fibres. Females will begin mass-producing spider milk in the
second quarter of this year for a variety of military and industrial uses.
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any one else find it hard not to laugh?