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    New method for making human-based gelatin

    Mmmm Mmmm!

    "...Animal-based gelatin, which is made most often from the bones and skin of cows and pigs, may carry a risk of infectious diseases such as "Mad Cow" disease and could provoke immune system responses in some people. Animal-based gelatin has other draw-backs, with variability from batch to batch, for instance, creating difficulties for manufacturers. Scientists thus have sought alternatives, including development of a human-recombinant gelatin for potential use in drug capsules and other medical applications.

    To get around these difficulties, the scientists developed and demonstrated a method where human gelatin genes are inserted into a strain of yeast, which can produce gelatin with controllable features. 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. Chen and colleagues suggest that their method could be scaled up to produce large amounts of gelatin for commercial use."

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    I just hope they don't use my scary Uncle Fred's cells!
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    Nope, won't catch me eating human gelatin if was the secrect ingredient in the fountain of youth.

    Just sounds nasty in so many ways..

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    Why human? Do we have some secret super gelatin gene?

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    Is anyone here a CSI fan? They have a human shaped gelatin form they call Jello-Man that they use to shoot bullets through and measure trajectories etc.
    I couldn't help thinking about Jello-Man when I read this. OK I'm a geek.

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    I've seen the Jell-O man they use on a show called deadliest warrior. same idea except the usually hit it with variious melee weapons.

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    Soylent... Green... is... PEOPLE!!

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    That's actually pretty fascinating.

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