- May 27, 2008
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For those that listen to public radio, Science Friday will have a segment on The Evolution of Beer! Link
You can listen to the first hour of the program on Georgia Public Radio site: Georgia Public Broadcasting | Georgia Public Broadcasting You will need RealPlayer.In new research published this week in the journal Genome Research, scientists examined the genetic sequences of 17 unique lager yeast strains from breweries in Europe and North America, tracing variations in the genetic code of those yeasts back through time. The researchers found that a key hybridization step, in which genetic information from two different yeasts combined and rearranged to yield a new 'lager yeast' organism, may have actually happened twice.