Monday, February 9
Posted by Matthew Slater at 8:46 PM
I came across an interesting pair of editorials in Nature focusing on the questions of "replacement" of animal models in research: Here and then a reply here (I'm guessing you'll need to be on campus to access these). If you can't do it there, leave a comment to that effect and I'll post a PDF. The reply takes a pretty strong stance: "A ban [on animal research] could be justified only if and when all brain function is understood, and if no further challenge is posed to neuroscience by the evolution of modern societies and their pathologies. Obviously, neither of these conditions will ever be realized." I want us to keep this stance in mind when we start talking about global health next week.
Labels: Animal Research