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    Default And, Now for Something Completely Different; Scientist,Spider Genes,Bullet Proof Skin



    Scientists are now discussing the possibility of adding silk-producing spider genes into the human genome to produce ‘bulletproof’ skin.

    The news comes after testing was done on bioengineered human skin that was grown in a laboratory and mixed with ‘milk’ created from a genetically engineered ‘spider goat‘.

    This is a goat that has been genetically tweaked to produce the same protein found in spider silk. Spider goats are transgenic creations that have two key spider genes embedded into their genetic code that enable them to weave extremely strong silk.

    Spider silk is much stronger than Kevlar (the material used in traditional bulletproof vests), and scientists are now saying that it could actually be used to create an internal bulletproof skin vest.

    The silk is actually 5 times stronger than steel, and is one of the strongest fibers known to man.

    While the fibers involved with the creation of the bulletproof skin are not as strong, they are still extremely powerful. It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but Dutch scientist Jalila Essaidi says it will soon be a reality.

    While she performed tests involving the silk-embedded bulletproof skin vest created in the lab, she discussed the very real possibility of actually replacing human skin proteins with that of a spider.

    She said:

    “Why bother with a vest: imagine replacing keratin, the protein responsible for the toughness of the human skin, with this spidersilk protein. This is possible by adding the silk producing genes of a spider to the gnome of a human: creating a bulletproof human.”

    The lab-grown skin fused with the ‘silk’ is currently capable of withstanding a direct impact from a bullet fired below full speed. Researchers say that the ‘transhumanistic’ idea of the silk vest could make science fiction a reality.

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    Default Re: And, Now for Something Completely Different; Scientist,Spider Genes,Bullet Proof

    I suppose bulletproof skin would be the final finishing touch for the transhumanism creations being developed at this time. I see it as another nightmare brought to life, and nothing good will come from it.

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    I agree, so what about the damage the impact will do to the internals of the body. And once all of this is done, who then owns your body. Look at what is going on with Monsantos and the seeds. Will they then cliam ownership of our bodies?

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    Default Re: And, Now for Something Completely Different; Scientist,Spider Genes,Bullet Proof

    If its in the news, they've already done it.

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    Default Re: And, Now for Something Completely Different; Scientist,Spider Genes,Bullet Proof

    A;ways been interested in spider goats, thanks for the update.
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    Quote Posted by starchild111 (here)
    If its in the news, they've already done it.
    Mmmhmm, why do you think I used the "And, now for something completely different." some should get the reference, I hope anyway. If even 1/3 of the stuff I've read,heard, been told about regarding the Hybrids (of alien,animals and human combinations), Clones, Synthetics, Robitoids, Cyborgs etc is true....those of the general population could not even begin to imagine how advanced they are. Look at how many clones, robitoids and synthetics are used to fool the public. And, they are none-the-wiser. A good example, I've read once or twice about Human/Animal Hybrids that have wings. Now,I already knew about the ET's from the Pegasus Constellation that are the basis for what people refer to as "angels", but it was interesting when I read about the Human/Animal Hybrids here on Terra that are Winged Humans.
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    Default Re: And, Now for Something Completely Different; Scientist,Spider Genes,Bullet Proof

    Be nicer if we lived in a world where we didn't need bulletproof skin.
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    By the time it would be realized guns would probably be obsolete anyway.
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    Default Re: And, Now for Something Completely Different; Scientist,Spider Genes,Bullet Proof

    Quote I agree, so what about the damage the impact will do to the internals of the body. And once all of this is done, who then owns your body. Look at what is going on with Monsantos and the seeds. Will they then cliam ownership of our bodies?
    They can claim all they want, they own nothing that belongs to another person: their sovereignty.

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    Quote Be nicer if we lived in a world where we didn't need bulletproof skin.
    Yeah, I'm with you on that, Orph. And we don't need super soldiers either....

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