This tie bar is inspired by zebrafish, an important model organism in human genetics and developmental biology. This vertebrate is genetically very similar to humans. 70% of the genes that are associated with disease in humans have functional homologs in zebrafish. In the laboratory, most genetic manipulations to this fish can instantly be observed because its larvae are transparent. In comparison to rats as a model system, zebrafish are easier to rear and produce more offspring. Zebrafish are currently being used as a model organism in research on cancer, multiple sclerosis, infectious diseases and many other human diseases.
The tie bar is 4.2 cm (1.7 in) long and fits most men's ties.
The tie bar can be 3D printed in solid sterling silver or bronze, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.
All jewelry ships free of charge from the Ontogenie workshop in Germany. If you live outside of the EU, you may be charged customs or import fees.
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