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Adult zebrafish of AB strain. Top: female, bottom: male. Photoshop composite of two separate pictures.

Adult zebrafish of AB strain. Top: female, bottom: male. Photoshop composite of two separate pictures. Canon EOS RT + EF50mm F2.5 Compact Macro. Photographed at School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania. Film processed and scanned by Camera Shop Bryn Mawr. (Credit: Tohru Murakami, CC BY-NC 2.0)

 

A radio ad for the seafood restaurant chain Legal Sea Foods highlights the importance of zebrafish.

The restaurant’s CEO, Roger Berkowitz, calls the zebrafish his favorite fish because, “unlike the lazy boring perch, you’re important in genetic research.” The ad goes on to highlight the work of zebrafish researcher Dr. Leonard Zon at Boston Children’s Hospital; Zon is one of the keynote speakers at The Allied Genetics Conference this summer.

The Massachusetts Society for Medical Research has an audio recording of the spot.

 

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