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Animals, Research, and Alternatives: Measuring Progress 50 Years Later

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In 2010, a multi-disciplinary, international conference in Washington, DC addressed opportunities and challenges to implementing alternatives to animal research. This symposium aimed to advance the study of the ethical and scientific issues surrounding the use of animals in testing and research, with particular emphasis on the adequacy of current protections and the promise and challenges of developing alternatives to the use of animals in basic research, pharmaceutical research and development, and regulatory toxicology. This collection combines papers that were written following this conference with an aim to highlight progress and research in this important area.

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