Season 38, Episode 15 Venom: Nature's Killer

First Aired: February 23, 2011

Chronicling the efforts of two venom scientists to collect samples from the world's deadliest species before the creatures die off in order to study the natural poisons, which could provide the building blocks for a new wave of advanced medicines. Also: how venom, which is generally a toxic brew of proteins and peptides, works.

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