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Scientists defend tests on primates
« on: 02/06/2006 22:31:46 »
A group of leading scientists today defended the use of primates in medical research, insisting it was vital to help cure illnesses such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.



They said just 0.1 per cent of the animals tested in the UK were primates and were only used because there was no other way of understanding human cognitive and sensory processes.


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Re: Scientists defend tests on primates
« Reply #1 on: 04/06/2006 12:46:57 »
Testing on apes 'might be needed

Ministers should not rule out the possibility of allowing apes to be used in experiments, the head of the UK's Medical Research Council has said.
In 1997, the UK government said it would never approve ape research because they were too similar to humans, but there is no law prohibiting the practice.

Professor Colin Blakemore said such research was "essential" if it was the only way to cure a particular disease.

Animal welfare groups want a ban on all primate testing in Britain.


Full Story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/5043328.stm


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