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Iwaki Island, Ehime Prefecture, Japan (Photo © Wikicommons)

Chinese Researchers Lead the Fight Against Poisonous Seafood in Asia

This dangerous toxic algae has become the priority for some of Asia's top researchers in the last few years

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