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Scientists turn to biotechnology for biowarfare antidotes

Some Canadian and U.S. researchers say they’ve found the key to creating antidotes for biological weapons. Plasma from genetically modified cows produces a human antibody that could protect people from dangerous viruses. Dr. James Robl of Hematech in Sioux Falls, South Dakota says the antibodies could protect against botulism toxins, anthrax and smallpox. Hematech’s defence project is paid for mostly by U.S. military money, as is the work of a Montreal lab. Full Story

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