Behind the deisgn

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

s cereviseaS cerevisiae is the same type of yeast used to make beer and bread. It’s also used by scientists to research DNA damage and repair. Despite being only one cell big, we still share about 31% of our genes with them. Yeast cells can double every 2 hours, so they have to be diluted and moved to new containers every few days to stop the yeast overpopulating and running out of nutrients.