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National Institutes of Health

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

2015 Annual Report of the Division of Intramural Research

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Zebrafish floating along the meniscus

Larval zebrafish are optically clear, allowing researchers to observe the nervous system as it develops, and monitor the activity of neurons during behavior. The Burgess laboratory uses zebrafish to define the neuronal circuits that control behavior, and identify the genes which contribute to the development of these circuits. Pictured here, 6 day-old zebrafish swim near the water's surface.

Photo by Jeremy Swan in collaboration with Kathryn Tabor, PhD, of the Burgess lab.

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