The Crab That Saved 10 Million Lives

The bloody history and medical marvel of the Limulus polyphemus

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InIn 1968, scientists discovered that the blood of an ancient species of marine arthropods called “armored aliens” could quite literally save millions of human lives.

The secret of their blood rapidly spread across the global medical community, disrupting the face of…



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Christopher Kokoski

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