“After learning that the venom of a Gila monster lizard contained hormones that can regulate blood sugar, Daniel Drucker started wondering why. And could the venom somehow help treat diabetes? … Ten years later, a synthetic version of a hormone in the venom became the first medicine of its kind approved to treat type 2 diabetes … After doctors noticed mice and humans on the drug for diabetes appeared to lose weight, they began to consider its use in obesity science.” Vox: How a lizard’s venom inspired the promising weight loss drug Wegovy. (Now I have a craving for venom…)