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These life-saving drugs are made from deadly venom

Toxins offer solutions to a variety of health problems, from heart disease to diabetes. Image: REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Alex Gray

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The Gila monster’s venom is the source of a type 2 diabetes drug.
The Gila monster’s venom is the source of a type 2 diabetes drug. Image: REUTERS/ Will Burgess
Scientists across the world are developing potent new drugs derived from venom.
Scientists across the world are developing potent new drugs derived from venom. Image: Mandë Holford
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