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Meet a new creature created by American scientists – the spider goat. It is part spider and it’s milk can be used to create artificial spider’s web. It is part of a new field research, synthetic biology, with a radical aim: to break down nature into spare parts so that we can rebuild it however we please.
After the showing, biologist Dr. Randy Lewis will describe his fascinating research on spider silks and the properties that make them ideal candidates for new bio-inspired materials. 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.
Directed by Matthew Dyas
Not Rated | 60 min |2012 | UK
Science Movie Night is presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center.
We thank the Salt Lake City Public Library, our presenting sponsor.
This event is free and open to the public.