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Scientists make cheese from human toe jam

25
Nov
2013

Eating the coagulated lactations of other animals is one of humanitys stranger habits, but rest assured that cheese derived from cows, goats, and sheeps milk has nothing on this. Selfmade is a synthetic biology exhibition that hosts a number of cheeses crafted from cells collected from human bodies. Part art, part science, its the work of Christina Agapakis and Prof. Sissel Tolaas, who sampled microbes from human mouths, toes, navels, and even tears to craft a set of 11 unique cheeses. Everybody has a unique and diverse set of bacteria living on their skin that can be amplified using techniques from microbiology and grown directly in milk, says Agapakis, adding that each cheese smells and tastes like the body odor of the microbe donor.

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