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Playing God

Broadcast (2012) Adam Rutherford meets a new creature created by American scientists, the spider-goat. It is part goat, part spider, and its milk can be used to create artificial spider's web. It is part of a new field of research, synthetic biology, with a radical aim: to break down nature into spare parts so that we can rebuild it however we please. This technology is already being used to make bio-diesel to power cars. Other researchers are looking at how we might, one day, control human emotions by sending 'biological machines' into our brains.


Added: May-27-2012 
By: Gmike
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Science and Technology
Tags: Adaptations, Ancestor Animals, Ape, Biology, Bipedal, Charles, Common, Creationism, Darwin, Dawkins, Design, Diversity, DNA, Documentaries, Documentary, Education, Environment, Evidence Evolution Evolutionary Evolve Evolving Examined Extinction Facts Foss
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