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Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Environmental Summary, Aquatic Resources Program, Boston Children’s Hospital 2017

Environmental and housing conditions experienced by laboratory animals exert profound effects on their biology, physiology, and behavior. These parameters are important and often overlooked sources of potential variation in experiments. To that end, Christian Lawrence and colleagues provide a summary of the environmental conditions in zebrafish …

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Reproducibility of preclinical animal research improves with heterogeneity of study samples

Pre-clinical animal research is typically based on single-laboratory studies conducted under highly standardized conditions. However, a new study published by Bernhard Voelkl, Lucile Vogt, Emily S. Sena and Hanno Würbel from the Universities of Bern and Edinburgh showed that such approach risks producing results that are …

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