What if Scientists could isolate certain properties in the barley genome to increase crop sizes and boost flavor? Well, it seems that researchers are working on that very thing, right now!
While the benefits may be a few years away, initial results published recently in the Nature journal suggest that by mapping the barley genome they can make better varieties of barley that according to April Flowers of Red Orbit (see below) would "produce higher yields, improve pest and disease resistance, and enhance nutritional value of barley. Not to mention improve beer and whiskey!"
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April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Imagine a hot summer day, sitting in the cheap seats at your favorite baseball park. You have your hot dog, your giant foam finger, and a beer. Does life get any better than this? Can scientists build a better beer? An international consortium…