This is not fiction: a spider goat exists

The result of a special development of Dutch scientists was to obtain heavy-duty silk, which can be used in various areas of human life.

Nowadays, reality can be far more amazing than the most incredible tales. Molecular biologists group, led by Randy Lewis, created the miracle of genetic engineering – a completely normal-looking goat that carries genes dragline spider, famous for its special strength of its threads cobwebs.

Milk of such a goat in high concentration contains proteins spider silk. Production technology its not too complex, and the spectrum of application is only being studied. For example, from a weightless goat’s web can be used to make body armor, able to stop the bullet, or produce a kind of frame synthetic internal organs for implantation in humans.


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