November 12, 2008

'Bio-Beer' Designed to Extend Life

Nov. 10, 2008 -- Here's a reason to raise a pint; scientists at Rice
University have created beer that could extend your life.

BioBeer, as it's called, has three genes spliced into special brewer's
yeast that produce resveratrol, the chemical in red wine
that is thought to protect against diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's and other age-related conditions.

The eight graduate and
undergraduate students created BioBeer as part of the upcoming International
Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. The iGEM Jamboree, as the
annual meeting is called, took place at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology November 8th and 9th.

Hehe, proof positive that GE foods CAN kill you! ;)

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