Video: The chem-hiss-try of snake venom

The chem-hiss-try of snake venom (video)
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We know poisonous snakes are dangerous, but what exactly makes venom so powerful?

Evolutionary biology tells us why venom is useful for snakes, but chemistry tells us how venom works. This week, Reactions sheds some light on the proteins in , as well as its potential medical uses.

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