- Published22 Jul 2020
- Author Calli McMurray
- Source BrainFacts/SfN
When you think about the animals that most resemble humans, fish probably don’t come to mind. But scientists have learned a lot about human brain development, disease, and social behavior by studying the tiny zebrafish.
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