Jun 26, 2020

Is it time to replace one of the cornerstones of animal research?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, ethics

But as millions of animals continue to be used in biomedical research each year, and new legislation calls on federal agencies to reduce and justify their animal use, some have begun to argue that it’s time to replace the three Rs themselves. “It was an important advance in animal research ethics, but it’s no longer enough,” Tom Beauchamp told attendees last week at a lab animal conference.

Science talks with two experts in animal ethics who want to go beyond the three Rs.

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