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From bread to vaccines to thrush and everything in between, turns out the humble yeast is quite the superstar.
That is, according to resident microbiology expert Jacinta Bowler.
Not only is it the key to fluffy bread and delicious beer, but also genetic engineering, lifesaving medications and longevity research!
In this episode of the podcast Huh? Science Explained, Jacinta investigates the delicious, detrimental, and downright disguising parts of yeast.
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Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.
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Originally published by Cosmos as Is yeast the secret to living longer? Here’s the science
Jacinta Bowler is a science journalist at Cosmos. They have an undergraduate degree in genetics and journalism from the University of Queensland and have been published in the Best Australian Science Writing 2022.
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