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Science Sunday: Glowing Fish

Not too long ago, the Connecticut Science Center opened a brand new permanent exhibition, Genome in Me. One of the highlights in the exhibition is the glowing Zebrafish. Well, not all of them are glowing. Some are the normal non-glowing type but some are a little special- they fluoresce under a black light. No, we are not feeding them anything special or coloring them to fluoresce, it is a very special genetic modification that is making this happen. Learn all about how scientists took a genome from a Jellyfish and made these Zebrafish glow in the full Science Sunday segment below.

There is so much more Science Sunday to explore. Check out the full gallery of segments on our blog:

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Aoife Ryle is a STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, Overnights department, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.

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Mark Dixon is a meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News and a host of the weekly Science Sunday segments with the Connecticut Science Center. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards for weather anchoring and has won awards from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and the American Meteorological Society.