Scientists create a chimera goat/spider hybrid thing. Gee thanks.


Mixing spider DNA with ANYTHING is a bad idea.

A bad, bad, B-A-D, bbbbbaaaaadddd, BAD idea. No good can come of this I tell you.

None.

(PhysOrg.com) – Researchers from the University of Wyoming have developed a way to incorporate spiders’ silk-spinning genes into goats, allowing the researchers to harvest the silk protein from the goats’ milk for a variety of applications.

For instance, due to its strength and elasticity, spider silk fiber could have several medical uses, such as for making artificial ligaments and tendons, for eye sutures, and for jaw repair. The silk could also have applications in bulletproof vests and improved car airbags.

Spider-goats…Or goat-spiders.

Not sure which one is scarier at this point.

You?

7 comments on “Scientists create a chimera goat/spider hybrid thing. Gee thanks.

  1. Silk protein from goat milks ? Ok , my brain is kinda getting jam tonight.
    It will come out of the goat as a silky , milky fiber ? They will roll this fiber and make it knitting super fuber ? I am being silly but WHAT ?
    How is that even possible ? I would really like to see this with my own
    still human eyes.

    • No. I think you got it. Think of it like cheese, I suppose. Just cheese you wouldn’t want to eat and cheese bullets couldn’t penetrate. And if you want to see it. I think there was a program on The Discovery channel that I saw this on. Can’t remember the name, but I will Google some variations to see if I can find it for you and post the vid if there is one to be had. Science. Just insane stuff!

    • Poseurs and bad ones at that. I would love to hear your idea. You know my email. And if your idea has a war breaking out between Poseurs PETA’s and Poseurs Global Warming believers, a story where they blow each other up…? *nods* All the better. Just sayin’ :)

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