Friday, December 18, 2020

Genetically Modified Goats

 We've all heard of genetically modified organisms, but, specifically, what about goats? These creatures are genetically modified in order to produce certain pharmaceuticals and materials in their milk. For example, BioSteel goats have been genetically modified to produce the protein from Golden Orb Weaver Spiderns , which means that the protein from the spider was taken and transferred to the goats genome. Thus. often, goats are also referred to as "biofactories." 


1 comment:

  1. Sure like you mentioned there are genetically modified organisms (GMO) but I never know there were genetically modified goats. I find it interesting every time I hear about organisms being modified and I guess it makes sense that it is being done for research purposes but I think it also important to know that not everything that is modified is necessarily good.