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Designer Cheese Made Using Bacteria From The Human Body

Designer Cheese Made Using Bacteria From The Human Body
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An artist and a synthetic biologist took samples from the armpits, toes, bellybuttons, and noses, of 71 people. Then they made cultured dairy products.

Carib Guerra
  • 19 september 2012

The labels aren’t lying. Pictured above are Toe Cheese and Armpit Cheese. By combining bacterial cultures swabbed from the human body with age old culinary techniques, Bacterially — an ongoing project by Sissel Tolaas, a professional artist and scent researcher, and Christina Agapakis, a postdoctoral research fellow in synthetic biology at UCLA — looks to understand the deeper connection between our bodies and our food.

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