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Scientists Create See-Through Fish, Watch Cancer Grow

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:50 pm
by TeMerc
By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Staff Writer
posted: 06 February 2008

A newly bred fish bares all in the lab, revealing brain, heart and other internal organs in the name of research.

Scientists are breeding zebrafish with see-through bodies in order to make studying disease processes easier, including the spread of cancer.

The transparent fish, described in the Feb. 7 issue of the journal Cell Stem Cell, are allowing researchers at Children's Hospital Boston to directly view fish's internal organs and observe processes such as tumor growth in real-time in living organisms.

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