Drug research using insects

Drug research using insects

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Caption: Drug research using insects. Insects in jars of preserving liquid. These are just a few samples representing the great diversity of insects in tropical rain forests. Scientists hope that biochemical examination of chemicals extracted from tropical insects like these will lead to new drug compounds. Photographed in Petit-Saut, French Guiana.

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