#ARTICLE NIH: ‘ U.S health body announces it will no longer support testing of biomedical research on chimpanzees ‘

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#AceWorldNews – Nov.21: The U.S. health body has announced it will no longer support biomedical research on chimpanzees.

In an open letter on the National Institutes of Health website, the head of the organisation said that ‘invasive research on chimpanzees no longer makes sense’ and the animals it currently holds will be relocated to a sanctuary in Louisiana, Chimp Haven.

‘It is clear that we’ve reached a tipping point,’ Francis S. Collins, director of the NIH, wrote on the website.

‘In accordance with NIH’s commitment in June 2013, I have reassessed the need to maintain chimpanzees for biomedical research and decided that effective immediately, NIH will no longer maintain a colony of 50 chimpanzees for future… Read the full story

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