This Lab of Snake Venom Is Saving Lives
If we told you about a small facility containing over 500 venomous snakes, you might think we were describing the lair of a Bond villain. But nope, quite the opposite—the Clodomiro Picado Institute in Costa Rica is among only a handful of labs responsible for producing a majority of the world’s antivenins. For the roughly one million people bitten by venomous snakes every year, the scientists at the Institute produce life-saving work—they just need to remain vigilant to avoid bites as well.
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