Friday, February 8, 2008

One Special Fish!

Move over Nemo, say hello to zebrafish. Granted this lil' fella might not look like much, but he's making a great contribution in the name of cancer research. This engineered animal features a similar genetic makeup to humans, and because he's see-through scientists can view all of the fish's organs. This allows medical researchers to watch how cancer grows, travels, and affects certain organs. Hopefully this research will help lead to better cancer treatments, and maybe someday...even a cure.

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