Blue blood, vaccines, and...

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Viruses and bacterias are at the top of the worry list. The tiny invaders are hiding in plain sight. Biomedical research centered around irradicating human diseases needs many crabs and, to be more precise, blue crabs. Horseshoe crabs’ blood is essential for vaccine production. The blood is rich in copper, and it clots in the presence of the bacterial toxin. Horseshoe crabs’…



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