BioBeer: Beer That’s Good For You

Students at Rice University are working on a beer that helps fight cancer and heart disease.

We’ve all heard that “red wine is good for you.” Well, the Rice students wondered if they could make a beer that had the same health benefits.

BioBeer — a more consumer-friendly name than the original Frankenbeer moniker — will be brewed using yeast genetically modified to produce resveratrol.

Resveratrol, a naturally occurring compound found in red wine and a few other foods, has been shown to have cancer-fighting and cardiovascular benefits, at least in mice.

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