WEDU Quest

502: Venomous Snail Hunter

Clip: Season 5 Episode 2 | 7m 33s

If you think snails are harmless and even delicious delicacies, you may be surprised by the cone snail. These marine creatures are armed with deadly venom that can kill worms, fish, and even, in rare cases, people. However, a biochemist found that compounds in their venom have the potential to provide novel treatments for a host of illnesses.

Aired: 11/15/18

Rating: NR

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