The Bite that Heals

The Bite that Heals

Scientist-adventurer Dr. Zoltan Takacs will go nearly anywhere and do almost anything to collect DNA and venom samples from snakes. His mission has taken him to 158 countries, through remote jungles, inhospitable deserts, and tropical coral reefs. Back in his lab, he studies the venom samples to determine if they can be used in pharmacology and sequences DNA as part of evolutionary genetics. Join Zoltan as he shares stories of his adventures and scientific research.


5 - 12


Biology, Ecology, Health

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André Gabrielli, National Geographic Society
Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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