Maybe they can make silk purses from sow's ears!
Now if only that could make spiders that can produce goat milk.
Amazing. The only problem is getting the goats to come down off of the ceiling
of the barn at milking time...
Honestly, who would think that mixing goats and spiders is even a possibility?
Congratulations to Mr. Lewis. That's some creative science!
Very interesting. Last month I read an article about cows in China that have
been modified to produce human breast milk. Now I read about goats producing
spider silk in their milk. What's next? Sounds like it has great
potential to make our world better, but it is also a bit intimidating.
What the article failed to clearly articulate was, how many goats have they
found swinging from the rafters? :-)
This is fascinating science.
I think that organic mechanization is the last great frontier. To be able to do
this while gently caring for an animal is incredible. I grew up with goats and
they are fun, still can't think of much use for billy goats even in this
application, other than the obvious.
Fascinating! - I hope this provides usefulness for the better tomorrow. Good
Wow! Impressive science. I'm just not sure what the long term unintended
consequences of this might be--or the ethics. The implication is that one could
play around with a lot more, and I'm sure there are nefarious people somewhere
that will actually do it. And they might not think twice about doing it with
humans. Better scientists? Better soldiers? Better ???. You name it. I'm not
sure any society or nation can afford not to figure out where this curve is