084: The Serendipitous Zebrafish Discovery with Keith Cheng and Máté Varga

20 minutes

A scientist from Budapest who immigrated to the US in the 1930s. A beloved and common pet store fish. And a researcher looking at genes that suppress the growth of cancerous tumors. On this episode of The Show About Science, these three worlds serendipitously collide to lead to a discovery that would help us understand one of the most important things in human history.

Joining Nate on the show are Keith Cheng, the Principal Investigator of the Cheng Lab at the Penn State College of Medicine, and Máté Varga, a professor at Eötvös Loránd University in the Department of Genetics.

Learn more about Dr Cheng:
http://chenglab.io

https://www.scienceintheclassroom.org/research-papers/golden-fish-reveals-pigmentation-loss-europeans

Read Máté Varga's article about the life and work of George Streisinger:
https://thenode.biologists.com/doctor-delayed-publications-remarkable-life-george-streisinger/careers/

To read and/or write your own amazing ministories, head on over to https://amazingministories.org. I can't wait to read the awesome stuff you write!

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