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The growth and regeneration of the zebrafish fin provide yet another opportunity to exploit genetics to study important vertebrate problems. Mutants have been identified in zebrafish that affect the development of the embryonic fin, disrupt the normal growth relationship of fin and body, or disrupt the regeneration of the fin. Analysis of a regeneration mutation suggests that the developmental checkpoints that ensure developmental integrity in normal growth are absent in the early stages of regeneration. These stages correspond to the only time in fish developmental when differentiated bone cells divide.