January 19, 2012
Adam Rutherford meets a new creature created by American scientists
the spider-goat. It is part goat, part spider, and its milk can be
used to create artificial spiderís web.
It is part of a new field of research, synthetic biology, with a
to break down nature into spare parts so that we can
rebuild it however we please.
This technology is already being used to make bio-diesel to power
cars. Other researchers are looking at how we might, one day,
control human emotions by sending biological machines into our