NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A short-lived fish from the ephemeral ponds of southeastern Africa is set join the worm, fly, and mouse as an important model organism in research on the genetics of aging. At least, that's the hope of the authors behind a paper published today in Cell, a proof-of-concept that the African turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri) could become an experimental platform.

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