Hey, zebra fish researchers: you've got a new set of admirers. The New York Times offers this Q&A with biologist Steven Farber, who in his spare time heads up a nonprofit group that brings zebra fish to inner-city classrooms in an attempt to teach kids about genetics and the scientific approach in general.

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