Monthly Archives: November 2016

Why Researchers Need to Control Genetic Contamination

Researchers take significant steps to limit errors during animal research. They carefully plan sample sizes and other elements of their study to ensure the most accurate results possible. Still, despite these efforts, data errors can still occur due to many factors. One common error source, the misapplication of mouse ear tags, is an obvious culprit.…
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Understanding the Definition Of Humane

It's time to rethink the definition of "humane" when talking about scientific research and lab animals. One of the most common critiques against animal testing is that the conditions are inadequate. In addition to being perceived as inhumane, opponents argue that poor conditions can alter important test results. Stress, in particular, can weaken an animal's…
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