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WIRED SCIENCE | Blood Simple | PBS

Duration: 02:35

From its unique core molecule, hemoglobin, to the attached proteins that designate types A, B, AB and O, blood has resisted our best efforts to master and commodify it. Yet, recent tests of a milky white fluid whose active ingredient is Perflourocarbons may change that. We'll take a look at the components of PFC and peek inside the latest attempt to create blood.

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Post Date: October 23, 2007