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This DIY Glow-In-The-Dark Beer Is Made With A Jellyfish Gene

Get lit (in every way possible).

Beer is a good time as it is, but what if it was also glow-in-the-dark?

Awesome. It would be totally awesome.

Former NASA biologist Josiah Zayner made this awesomeness a reality by launching a kit that lets home brewers craft beverages that glow.

Zayner kissed a job in synthetic biology goodbye to launch The Odin, a company devoted to increasing the accessibility of science and technology research, according to Gizmodo.

With The Odin, Zayner has created kits for curious minds to conduct their own science experiments ― one of which is for bioluminescent beer.

The bright green coloring is ridiculously intriguing in its own right, but there’s something even more fascinating about it: It’s from a jellyfish gene.

According to the kit’s guide, “a plasmid DNA” was added to “the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae so that it turns a fluorescent green color.”

The completed fluorescent yeast. Mmmm.
The completed fluorescent yeast. Mmmm.

So, when you use this fluorescent yeast in a batch of home brew, it’ll glow under a blacklight. How is that for a damn party?!

The fluorescent yeast kit retails for $199 and will take about 10 hours of work over the course of two days before any actual brewing takes place. But, if you’re committed to the glow, it’s worth the effort.

We’re sold, Josiah. Who wants to make some brewskis?

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