Human Gelatin? Scientists Produce Gelatin From Human Genes and Yeast

July 16, 2011

Scientists have officially developed human gelatin; before you lose your lunch, know that this gelatin is derived from human gelatin genes inserted into yeast. No people, animals or bones from either are harmed to create this substance.

The human gelatin is currently being tested alongside traditional gelatin to measure its viscosity and other traits that would determine its viability for medical and commercial use. Although the scientists originally created the gelatin for medical applications such as drug capsules, Jinchun Chen and his colleagues indicate that their discovery could potentially be used commercially in candy, marshmallows and other desserts.

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Cathy McCoy-Morgan's picture

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like science fiction! Hello Soylent Green!

ruve's picture

Gross. Can you say cannibalism...