Directed by Matthew Dyas
60 min / UK/ 2011 / Not Rated
**Join us for a post-film discussion with the Dr. Randy Lewis from Utah State University. Dr. Lewis will discuss the variety of methods used to produce silk proteins in large quantities, and share the story of the development of “spider goats” and current status of the herd.
Meet 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 spider’s 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.