January 16th, 2012 | Category: Beginner's Guides, Media coverage, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Synthetic biology and the rise of the spider-goats

There’s a piece in the Guardian today from one of the presenters of BBC’s Horizon: Synthetic biology and the rise of the spider-goats. With further programme information here: Playing God which is due to air on BBC2 Tuesday 17th January, at 21:30.

Fig. 1. Adam Rutherford, left, and Randy Lewis milk Freckles, the silk-producing goat. Photograph: BBC

Fig. 1. Adam Rutherford, left, and Randy Lewis milk Freckles, the silk-producing goat. Photograph: BBC

(24hours earlier and it might have saved me an introduction to synthetic biology).

This of course caps off an interesting week for spider’s silk: from silkworm producing spider’s silk to spider’s silk clothes.

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