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Vital Science Podcast: The Life (Saving) Blood of Horseshoe Crabs

S2, E08: The Life (Saving) Blood of Horseshoe Crabs 

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The discovery of limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) in the blood of horseshoe crabs has forever changed bacterial endotoxin testing. Today, researchers continue to look for any way they can protect these seafaring creatures while refining testing methods to decrease the need for animals. Join our panel for an in-depth look at how they’re working with legislators to preserve the horseshoe crab population and how LAL testing is the safest in vitro method to detect harmful bacteria.

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