19 Jul '11, 3pm

Gelatin Made from Humans -- Vegan?:

Gelatin Made from Humans -- Vegan?:

To cut down on diseases spread via animal-based gelatin (including “Mad Cow” disease); gelatin variability and resulting manufacturing difficulties; and perhaps this concern for animal welfare, scientists have been looking into the possibility of “human-recombinant gelatin” (gelatin produced from human genes). The scientists in this study “developed and demonstrated a method where human gelatin genes are inserted into a strain of yeast, which can produce gelatin with controllable features,” Science Daily reports. “The researchers are still testing the human-yeast gelatin to see how well it compares to other gelatins in terms of its viscosity and other attributes.”

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