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Why is horseshoe crab blood so vital to pharmaceuticals?Every drug certified by the FDA must be tested with an extract from the animal’s blood, but the biomedical harvest is affecting horseshoe crab populations.

Why is horseshoe crab blood so vital to pharmaceuticals?
Every drug certified by the FDA must be tested with an extract from the animal’s blood, but the biomedical harvest is affecting horseshoe crab populations.

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    hey i wrote a paper on this in high school bio
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    Wow, this is fascinating (by that, I mean that I’ve never heard of this before). It’s sad that it’s affecting horseshoe...
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