The Goats with Spider Genes and Silk in their Milk – Horizon: Playing God – BBC Two

The Goats with Spider Genes and Silk in their Milk – Horizon: Playing God – BBC Two


These, yep, these are our goats So just regular goats! They’re absolutely regular. No,They’re totally incredible goats! So over here we have The kids that were born this year and then the older goats are all on that side And these are your spider goats, these are the spider goat? they’re eating my top. Hey come on. Okay? Hey hey, hey, just you’re in the camara to these kids have the genes for spider In them yes, this is it insane! And where does the spider silk actually come from [I] mean what we would get! It was a design so it comes in the milk. They look like such normal goats, but in fact They’re totally unique and bizarre. I mean, this is bizarre. I guess I would not say it’s bizarre. I think that it it’s It’s certainly different, but you know that they’re absolutely normal. I don’t think there’s anything different about him Hey Freckles Come here Freckles over here, right, so [we] have names for all the goats. He’s actually one of the very original goats that was created Can we actually milk them now? I mean yeah, we can um there’s the two They’re standing right here 57 and 59 who are putting in sweetie We can knock those and and you can see the milk Putting in sweetie putting in sweetie Freckles putting in sweetie the spider goats yes. Yes, just a just a totally regular farm. That’s right That’s right. Come on. I So well-behaved as well that’s right. That’s right. [they] know oh get that out of the way there you go there you go To the pumps just going like that That’s all there is to it. Oh, you can see it on there Yep You can actually see it coming up being seen [love] coming out [see] this is exactly the same as any normal goat man absolute cess Absolutely do exactly the same All right, so she’s about done and we can disconnect this We can [hunker] this open and you can take a look and see Well, just looks like normal milk looks like absolutely normal milk if you actually do an analysis of it And you look at all the components the milk the only thing you’ll find is different Is that there’s one extra protein in there, and that’s our spider silk [protein] all the rest of it looks absolutely like normal goat’s milk you

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