Ablain, J., and Zon, L.I. (2013) Of fish and men: using zebrafish to fight human diseases. Trends in cell biology. 23(12):584-586.
Long restricted to the field of developmental biology, the use of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) has extended to the study of human pathogenesis. Fostered by the rapid adaptation of new technologies, the design and analysis of fish models of human diseases have contributed important findings that are now making their way from aquariums to clinics. Here we outline the clinical relevance of the zebrafish as a model organism.
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