I knew there was a reason I went to Rice. Seems a group of students at my alma mater are genetically engineering a beer containing resveratrol, the phytoalexin found in red wine that is lately touted as an anti-cancer, anti-aging wonder-compound. Now, that's a fine use for a biochem degree, I'd say. The team is going to enter their "BioBeer" in the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition in Cambridge, MA—apparently the world's largest synthetic biology competition, though who knows how many other contenders there are—this November. If they don't win, they've promised to bioengineer a giant terrifying lizard to devour all the judges.
OK. That last part wasn't actually in the press release.