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+ - Horseshoe crabs are bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology->

Submitted by Lasrick
Lasrick writes: Alexis Madrigal at the Atlantic: 'The marvelous thing about horseshoe crab blood, though, isn't the color. It's a chemical found only in the amoebocytes of its blood cells that can detect mere traces of bacterial presence and trap them in inescapable clots.' Great piece.
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Horseshoe crabs are bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology

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