Half a million sharks could be killed for their natural oil to produce coronavirus vaccines, according to conservationists.
One ingredient used in some COVID-19 vaccine candidates is squalene, a natural oil made in the liver of sharks.
Fortunately, there may be a synthetic alternative.
To avoid threatening shark populations, scientists are testing an alternative to squalene – a synthetic version made from fermented sugar cane.
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