A Utah State University researcher is using dairy goats to grow safer airbags for the auto industry in a project using a material unchanged for millions of years. Randy Lewis has a flock of 34 goats carrying the same two key genes that allow a spider to weave silk inserted into their genetic code. The result: goats that produce milk containing spider-silk proteins. The professor believes the silk drawn from the goats’ milk could make airbags safer, because bags used now are made from ...
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