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Transgenic Goat Technology Produces a Biosteel from Spider Genes

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Genetically Modified Goats Injected With Spider Genes produce a Biosteel fiber.

A goat that produces spider's web protein is about to revolutionize the materials industry.

Stronger and more flexible than steel, spider silk offers a lightweight alternative to carbon fiber.

Up to now it has been impossible to produce "spider fiber" on a commercial scale. Unlike silk worms, spiders are too anti-social to farm successfully.

Now a Canadian company claims to be on the verge of producing unlimited quantities of spider silk - in goat's milk.

Using techniques similar to those used to produce Dolly the sheep, scientists at Nexia Biotechnologies in Quebec have bred goats with spider genes.

http://www.nexiabiotech.com/en/01_tech/01-bst.php


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Added: Oct-17-2007 
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