Monkey see, monkey cure: primates are necessary for research

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Last updated 9/5/2019 at 1:57pm

Lawmakers have recently increased efforts to introduce legislation that would impose strict reporting requirements on medical research involving monkeys and other non-human primates. The goal is to substantially reduce such research.

These restrictions could endanger lives. Primate research has led to some of the most important breakthroughs in medical history — and promises to unlock treatments for the world’s deadliest diseases in the not too distant future.

Consider a groundbreaking treatment for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer. Scientists inject a harmless type of p...

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