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Animals in Research: Zebrafish

By Joan Heath

Zebrafish research is now carried out in at least 600 laboratories worldwide, including 20 in Australia.

Zebrafish are probably not the first creatures that come to mind when it comes to animals that are valuable for medical research.

You might struggle to imagine you have much in common with this small tropical freshwater fish, though you may be inclined to keep a few “zebra danios” in your home aquarium, given they are hardy, undemanding animals that cost only a few dollars each.