A potential drug found in a sea creature can now be made efficiently in the lab

This molecule is made naturally in marine critters but is hard to gather in large enough amounts

Bugula neritina

MARINE MEDICINE A bryozoan called Bugula neritina, shown here, is a natural source of bryostatin 1, which has been studied as a potential drug for many years.

Lovell and Libby Langstroth © California Academy of Sciences

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