Apr 30, 2019

Deadly box jellyfish antidote discovered using CRISPR genome editing

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Researchers at the University of Sydney have discovered an antidote to the deadly sting delivered by the most venomous creature on earth—the Australian box jellyfish.

The Australian box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri) has about 60 tentacles that can grow up to three metres long. Each tentacle has millions of microscopic hooks filled with .

Each box jellyfish carries enough venom to kill more than 60 humans.

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