Did you know?
Zebra danios were the first ever vertebrate to be cloned, and their importance to science is impossible to overstate. At this time, there are well over 400 laboratories globally, dedicated to Zebra danio research. Information gained from danios has been instrumental in assisting the development of cancer treatments, alongside a galaxy of medicines for other ailments.
What makes these fish all the more appealing to researchers is that at the point of spawning, there are scientific procedures in place to remove the tough shell of the egg, allowing ‘easy’ manipulation of the individual developing cells within!