by nazeazeno1985
January 19, 2012

from YouTube Website


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 radical aim:

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 brains.