The statistics show that 3.94 million procedures were carried out in the course of scientific research – a fall of 206,000 on 2015

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The US Department of Agriculture will no longer make lab inspection results and violations publicly available, citing privacy concerns

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Study first to show gene-editing tool Crispr can replace faulty genes within adult cells – and in future could be applied to range of devastating genetic diseases

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This research will make it more possible to one day do the same in humans

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced Wednesday that it has abandoned the use of live pigs to train students, joining all but one other U.S. medical school in forgoing a practice that’s long been criticized by animal rights activists who consider it unnecessary in the age of computer simulation

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The NIH should get on board. Hank Greely writes in an op-ed, ” Thirty years ago Paul Simon immortalized one of the first animal-human transplants with the lyrics, “These are the days of miracle and wonder.… Medicine is magical and magical is art. Thinking of the boy in the bubble and the baby with the baboon heart.”

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NIH to fund a cache of brain tissue and online data in place of live-animal experimentation. With comments from our Jeffrey Kahn

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In a decision that effectively recognizes chimpanzees as legal persons for the first time, a New York judge today granted a pair of Stony Brook University lab animals the right to have their day in court

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