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Black Widow Spider's Dragline silk

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it's good that after several years they finally discovered the silks DNA recipe. i hope they could find ways to inject it into a goats DNA giving it's milk the same property.

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it's good that after several years they finally discovered the silks DNA recipe. i hope they could find ways to inject it into a goats DNA giving it's milk the same property.

There was a study done on spider's silks a few years ago. The scientists stated that if they could replicate it, a rope the width of a pencil could stop an airplane in midair it would be so strong. Could you imagine the possibilities?

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/889951.stm (from 2000)

from what I can see it's been in full production for a while already no? http://www.google.com/search?q=spider+goat...tf8&oe=utf8

Maybe not the black widow portion is what they mean, since they've been using orb weavers genes in the goats?

Pretty sure it's been a done deal at least 5 years (never heard about the successful testing that must've been going on in the 90's) right?

Edited by Celumnaz

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