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A new study has found that beer could help prevent degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Craft beers may be giving big brewers a run for their money, but the top-rated beers worldwide in terms of taste come from all over the map, according to one product research site.
Pacifico and Negra Modelo from Mexico, Smithwick’s Ale from Ireland, Windhoek Lager from Namibia and Affligem Blonde from Belgium are among the top 10 beers worldwide, according to rankings from FindTheBest, which gathers and filters consumer and expert reviews from across the Web.
Scientists with the International Barley Genome Sequencing Consortium have recently completed their work sequencing the barley genome, which is even larger than the human genome.
The goal of this research is to gain a better understanding of barley and how to make its cultivars — the various types of barley that have been selectively grown for their specific characteristics — higher in dietary fibre, more resistant to diseases and climate change, and possibly to create better or less-expensive beer.
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