Scientists at Home: Killer Marine Snails

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Cone snail peeps out of its shell. Venomous cone snail, Conus betulinus.
Courtesy of Pengchao-BGI /Wikimedia Commons
Did you know that venom can transform lives when it’s used to treat pain?

Join Museum Research Associate Mandë Holford, a chemical marine biologist, as she discusses her research on the evolution of venom in marine snails. Find out about these incredible marine animals and how their venom is transforming lives when it’s used to create new therapies for treating human diseases.