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Inhumane or unavoidable? As Congress scrutinizes an increase in monkey research, scientists defend its necessity

Written by Ruth Hailu

Federally funded research labs conduct thousands of experiments that rely on monkeys and other nonhuman primates — and now, Congress is ramping up its scrutiny of that science.

As part of the congressional appropriations process in the House this year, lawmakers directed both the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration to produce reports detailing the ways the agency’s scientists use the thousands of nonhuman primates in their research centers. Read more.

Published June 17, 2019 by STAT News

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