Beer to taste even better after boffins hack yeast genes

BOFFINS are creating Frankenwine in a bid to find the perfect booze. A team of Belgian scientists say they’ve improved the taste of beer and other beverages by gene-hacking the yeast used to brew it. GettyScientists are on the hunt for the perfect beer flavour[/caption] In a paper this week, researchers described how they identified and engineered a bit of DNA that is responsible for the flavour of hooch. By modifying the gene, they say it’s possible to create better-tasting beer – as well as improve other alcoholic drinks. Such techniques could revolutionise wine and beer making by achieving brewing perfection. The research from Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven was published Tuesday in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Read more about science FIRE AND FURY Nasa photo reveals ‘strong solar flare’ that sparked radio blackouts LIVE FOREVER Scientists probe DNA of ‘immortal’ jellyfish that can REVERSE its age Beer is brewed in large barrels by fermenting a mixture of water, grain and hops using yeast. The process of fermenting creates carbon dioxide, which pressurises the closed vessels, sometimes dampening the flavour. To improve the flavour of beer, the team set out to identify the gene responsible for its loss during…

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Beer to taste even better after boffins hack yeast genes

Updated: October 5, 2022 — 10:27 am