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Call it a poison, but it just may save your life

Some of the most toxic substances double as powerful medicines

TOKYO The assassination of Kim Jong Nam at a Malaysian airport in February was an alarming display of the power of poison. All it took to murder the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was to wipe a substance on his face.

That substance turned out to be the highly potent nerve agent VX, which can be used as poison gas.

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