So, here is the moral of the story - the next time you step on that bug, watch out. You could be killing the answer to your cholesterol!
But on a more serious note, these lateral methods of treatment, understanding the digestive system and other functions of different animals have to be explored further in our quest to find cures for all kinds of diseases that affect us.
Of course, that brings out the whole ethics question to the front, and that will be a blog on its own. Given that we accept that animal testing is not going to go out of practice, it would be nice to see some ethical test protocols emerge.
I would say in some cases, this may even be symbiotic. We need the Gila Monster. And we don't kill it. The Gila Monster gets to live.
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