Harvard Medical School is shuttering its nearly 50-year-old primate research facility due to cost concerns, the Nature News Blog reports. The New England Primate Research Center currently houses about 2,000 monkeys, which the school says will be transferred to other primate centers or remain at NEPRC during the closure process, which could take two years.

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