New DNA Test May Reveal What Snake Bit a Victim

November 4, 2014 6:59 PM

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New DNA Test May Reveal What Snake Bit a Victim

Scientists may have found a way to identify exactly what type of snake has bitten a victim. They've developed a DNA test that could save lives in countries where snakebites can be deadly.

When it comes to treating a victim of a snakebite, knowing exactly what kind of snake did the biting is crucial. You need to know what species of snake bit the patient in order to properly treat them.

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