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The goats with spider genes and silk in their milk.

Duration: 02:43

Prof Randy Lewis shows Adam Rutherford genetically modified goats at a farm at Utah State University, US, which produce large quantities of a spider silk that is among the strongest substances known to man.

The transplanted gene means the goat produce milk containing an extra protein, which is extracted and spun into spider silk thread.

Available since: Wed 18 Jan 2012


Adam Rutherford
Matthew Dyas
Executive Producer
Aidan Laverty
Matthew Dyas

This clip is from

Horizon 2011-2012, Playing God

7/15 Adam Rutherford meets a new creature created by American scientists - the spider-goat.

First broadcast: 17 Jan 2012

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