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#1 Old 07-06-2014, 08:25 AM
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Biohacking "Real Vegan Cheese"

Vegan cheese has certainly gotten better in recent years with the proliferation of fermented nut cheeses as well as products that actually (kinda) stretch like Daiya. But a really good melting, stretching vegan cheese has been elusive. One of the problems is replicating the effects of casein, the protein that gives cheese its stretch among other things. But what if instead of replicating the *effects* of casein we could replicate casein itself?

That is exactly what a team of biohackers in Oakland are trying to do with the Real Vegan Cheese project. They are going to modify yeast to express casein proteins, an animal-free process. Ive been meeting with the folks and even did some minipreps, so far the project is moving along.

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#2 Old 07-06-2014, 09:35 AM
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I'm so excited about this! I contributed. They are pretty close to their goal - I hope it works out for them, both the money and the science.
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#4 Old 07-06-2014, 01:09 PM
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...Any idea if this has the same effect on the human body as "real" casein? I am terribly allergic to the real stuff.

(Forgive me if it is in the article, which I did not read...)
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