Researchers find a way to cut wine hangovers

March 18, 2015 3:18 PM

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Researchers find a way to cut wine hangovers

If wine tends to give you a hangover, science may have a solution, and it starts with a "genome knife." The phrase refers to an enzyme that addresses a longstanding hurdle to genetic engineering in fermented foods, a researcher at the University of Illinois explains in a press release.

Such foods "contain multiple copies of genes in the genome," Yong-Su Jin says, and that means that "if you altered a gene in one copy of the genome, an unaltered copy would correct the one that had been changed." The enzyme fixes that problem, allowing the genetic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevi...

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