Tag: zebrafish

Functional and behavioral analysis of zebrafish models of autism

Research into the developmental underpinnings of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is hampered by a lack of techniques for describing neural development at the cellular and circuit levels. Ethan Scott and his colleagues plan to use zebrafish as a platform for anatomical and functional analyses of ASD etiology at the level of individual neurons and the circuits that they form. Zebrafish larvae are transparent, allowing neural development in the intact animal to be examined with a range of microscopic and optogenetic techniques.

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