Friday, June 02, 2006

Of Mice and Men and those in between...

Interesting article in Slate yesterday about the problem(s) with animal testing and how animal rights activists are questioning whether or not animal testing is necessary anymore and that evidence points to a need for new designs in pharmaceutical testing.

In a similar vein, Francoise Baylis gave an awesome telelecture today at the University of Vermont on "Ethical Issues in Chimera Research and Stem cell therapies for Human Neurodegenerative Disorders", an area which has been of great interest to me ever since I started researching the issue for my thesis at McGill (published here). Some articles that both she and I have written at outline the issues that scientists and researchers will be facing.

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