Genetic engineering brings a lot of horrific thoughts in one’s mind and with the researchers in Utah it certainly proves it odd.
Physically they resemble normal goats but when you look deeper at their genetic matter you will see that they are partly golden orb weaving spiders and partly goats. This has been a result of a unique Utah State University experiment.
Spider Goats- The creation of Randy Lewis who is a genetics professor at Utah State University
Why implant Spider DNA? “We’re interested in dragline silk—the silk that spiders catch themselves with when they fall,” Lewis told The Guardian.
It is believed to be stronger than Kevlar and has some top notch properties of a fiber.
Yes! These spider goats do produce Spider Silk!
The milk they produce have spider-silk proteins and these can be processed in a lab.
Despite all odds, these are really cute and adorable.
Only time will say what the future holds for these spider-goats.