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Human Gelatin Could Be Used As Ingredient In Future Treats
2011-09-06 12:30:17

  Human-derived gelatin could be included as a main ingredient in future diets, reports Andrew Marszal from The Telegraph. According to a new study by scientists from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, a new technique for making gelatin from human DNA is attracting "increasing interest from research and industrial circle." The researchers revealed that successful experiments had been carried out in which human genes were inserted into a strain of yeast to "grow"...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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