You Can Use a Jellyfish Gene to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Beer
The intrepid home brewer can now create a truly unique beer. The ODIN, a company that sells DIY science kits, has created an at-home brewing kit that lets you create glowing beer, as Eater reports.
The bioluminescent beer gets its glow from a jellyfish gene in the genetically modified yeast. Jellyfish-derived fluorescence has also been used to create glowing animals, including sheep, rabbits, and pigs.
The ODIN was founded by a former NASA biologist, Josiah Zayner, who has previously launched kits for amateur scientists to perform experiments with technology—like the gene-editing tool CRISPR—at home. While the FDA has come calling over worries that the beer kit would be unsafe for consumption, the company has performed safety tests to allay those fears, so brew up a batch of luminescent suds at your own discretion.
The beer-brewing kit is $199.