Tuesday, 22 March 2016

This Technicolor Mutant Zebrafish Is Synthetic Biology's Craziest Creation Yet

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It sounds ripped out of the pages of a science fiction novel but the genetically modified, brilliantly colored zebra fish pictured above is no fantasy. It was created by scientists, to explore one of the most elusive processes in biology: tissue regeneration.

Ken Poss, a professor of cell biology at Duke University has spent the last several years creating Skinbow: a mutant zebrafish with fluorescent markers embedded in the DNA code of its skin cells.

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