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EU backs ongoing use of primates in research, but aims for reduction

This article was originally published in SRA

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From a scientific point of view, the use of non-human primates (NHPs), at the present time, is essential for scientific progress in a number of important areas of disease biology research and in safety testing. This is the main conclusion of a recent opinion handed down by the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Health and the Environment ( SCHER)1.

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