Fish With Rainbow-Colored Cells Shows Scientists How Skin Heals Itself
The genetically modified zebrafish, aptly named "skinbow," could go on to help scientists understand how skin reacts to medications or disease.By Ryan Biek | March 21, 2016
Scientists have created a fish with hundreds of different colors of glowing skin cells, allowing them to watch how skin heals itself cell by cell in real time.
The genetically modified zebrafish is aptly named "skinbow." The sheer number of possible colors for the skin cells makes it likely each one will glow a different color from the others around it.
That meant the researchers at Duke University were able to watch how the zebrafish's skin reacts to injuries.