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With similar genes, zebra fish could help decipher mysteries of human body

10 July 2012

NEW DELHI: A brightly striped aquarium fish is giving scientists a peep into the mysteries of the human body. Indian and western scientists are now taking keen interest in the zebra fish — a popular aquarium fish. Scientists say the genes of humans and zebra fish — found in India and Pakistan — is 80% similar.

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Hyderabad recently set up a state-of-the-art zebra fish research facility. Scientist Dr Rakesh Mishra, who heads the CCMB, said the fish has gained tremendous international prominence as a model organism…..

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-07-10/science/32617630_1_zebra-fish-spinal-cord-aquarium-fish


Written by csirindia

July 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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