How the Stock Market Could Save a Bunch of Fish
- Ben Richmond for Motherboard November 12th, 2014
- Source: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-the-stock-market-could-save-a-bunch-of-fish
We turn to animals—bears and bulls—to describe the stock market, but researchers at NYU found that the best way to describe the motion of zebrafish was to borrow some knowledge from the stock market.
As Motherboard's Derek Mead described, the zebrafish has become “biology's supermodel” species. They've become a go-to in neuroscience and other fields, because they're genetically similar to people, they breed quickly and we've already studied their genome pretty extensively. Zebrafish have the privilege/burden of serving science, which sometimes repays the fish by getting them good and drunk.