Fish in science
October - December 2011
Fish have been used in science since the early 20th century. Working with the UCL Zebrafish Facility, the Grant Museum's new pigeon hole exhibition looks at the role of fish in science, focusing on zebrafish. Because of the transparency of the embryos and their high reproductive rate, zebrafish became a popular species for developmental biology in the late 1970s. More recently this popularity has extended to human disease research such as cancer and tissue regeneration studies - including cardiac and spinal regeneration.
Read more on the UCL Museums blog: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/museums/2011/12/07/fish-in-science-zebrafish-at-ucl/