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After Lab, What’s Next For Chimps?

April Truitt February 10, 2013

A recent report by a National Institutes of Health working group drew much attention for its groundbreaking recommendations to NIH Director Frances Collins. Outstanding among them was that the NIH retire hundreds of chimpanzees no longer needed for research, that a core group of 50 or so chimps be maintained for future research and that this population be maintained in vastly improved circumstances than these highly social, sentient creatures have traditionally been kept.

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