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US to reduce chimpanzees` use in research

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 18:41

The US government has said it will substantially reduce the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and send into retirement most of the 360 chimpanzees it currently owns or supports.

Most research chimps should be retired: US panel

Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 13:19

Chimpanzees, who have served an important role in advancing human health in the past, will no longer be goaded, poked and examined in US research labs, as they may soon be offered retirement in leafy sanctuaries.