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Researchers discover a virus that makes the toxin from black widow spider venom

Researchers discover a virus that makes the toxin from black widow spider venom Biotechnologists have discovered some horrifying new consequences of lateral gene transfer: a virus that started making the toxin from black widow spider venom, all by itself.It’s even less comforting that the virus acquired the ability to make the black widow toxin all on its own.

Research ethics board halts zombie apocalypse ahead of time

Research ethics board halts zombie apocalypse ahead of time While the zombie apocalypse is a fun topic for speculation, comparatively few people actually believe that it could happen.Jokey comments aside, a planned research trial to reanimate “living cadavers” has been halted by the Indian research ethics board, amid a cloud of fatal problems with the study.

Drug delivery implants could change the way we approach chronic conditions

Drug delivery implants could change the way we approach chronic conditions There’s a trend in medicine toward using implants to deliver medication over long periods of time.They eliminate the possibility that a patient’s pain meds could be sold, stolen, or otherwise fall into the wrong hands.