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"There's no point in making a mistake unless you understand the mistake so that you donít make it again."
- Alfred Bester

Goat/Spider Silk  
  High tensile strength fibers from - goats.  

At the entranceway was a bronzed statue of the Instituteís mascot, the goat/spideróone of the first successful splices, done in Montreal at the turn of the century, goat crossed with spider to produce high-tensile spider silk filaments in the milk. The main application nowadays was bulletproof vests.
From Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood.
Published by Nan A. Talese in 2003
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Compare to synthetic spider silk from Misfit (1939) by Robert Heinlein.

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