The End of (Many) Chimp Studies | GenomeWeb

A National Institutes of Health working group recommends that the agency retire and transfer the majority of chimpanzees it owns to sanctuaries. A small colony, it adds, should be retained for future research that meets certain ethical criteria and living conditions standards, as laid out by the December 2011 Institute of Medicine report, and that is reviewed by an independent committee.

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