Rats, mice, rabbits, and other animals have long been an essential part of testing drugs for safety and efficacy before they make their way to human subjects. But some scientists are trying to spare these animals, and even make drugs safer, by instead creating and relying on virtual test subjects

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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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A monthslong conflict over a plan to send eight chimpanzees from a laboratory in the United States to a wildlife park in England intensified this week when animal welfare groups and primate sanctuaries went to court for the second time to stop the move

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Bowing to criticism, the founder and chief executive of the beleaguered medical testing company Theranos said on Monday that the firm would publish data validating the accuracy and reliability of its tests

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