December 31, 2012

Giant Panda's Blood Holds Powerful Antibiotic

Richard Gray, The Telegraph

AP Photo

Their endangered status and distinctive, cuddly appearance has turned them into the poster-child of wildlife conservation, but now there may be a new reason to save the giant panda from extinction.

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TAGGED: Blood, DNA Sequencing, Antibiotics, Pandas


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