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The Human Animal

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Abstract

Like a scientist in a white lab coat, a laboratory mouse instantly conjures up images of medical research. Yet despite the mouse’s iconic position in the scientific community, it may soon be replaced by the zebrafish as the laboratory animal of choice. Why might this cold-blooded fish prove more valuable than the furry little warm-blooded icon, and how can this fish species, so different from our own, play a role in medical or toxicological research?

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