Synthetic yeast could pave way for cheaper and more powerful beer

Washington, July 13 (ANI): An artificially-created form of yeast could be a boon to brewers, helping them craft more potent and less expensive beer.

Never fear, cheaper - and stronger - beer could soon be here, as British scientists hope to concoct a "designer" genome that could help brewers come up with more potent and less pricey suds, according to a UK publication.

According to the New York Post, the effort, bankrolled by the British Government to the tune of 1,510,300 US dollars hopes to create a new form of bacterium genome that would then be inserted into the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae - and if successful would be the first time researchers have created a synthetic organism, the paper said.

Scientists hope the new form of yeast would be more hardy than the kinds currently used by brewers, and that could allow beer makers to craft more potent beer at less cost. (ANI)

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