Science: Serums from Flasks?


So startling was the news that many another scientist was politely incredulous. Antibodies, the disease-fighting substances in the blood, have been made artificially in laboratory flasks for the first time. This achievement was announced last week by Chemists Linus Pauling, Dan Campbell and David Pressman of California Institute of Technology. The three researchers made it clear that their work is still in the realm of biochemistry and that flask-prepared solutions are not yet ready to replace the serums for clinical use now developed from horses and other animals.

The Caltech biochemists think their discovery proves that immunization is a molecular...

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