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Researchers Reluctant to Work with Unnervingly “Human” Model Organisms

A number of PhD students and post-doctoral fellows in the Pitcher laboratory at the University of Bath, UK, have recently expressed ethical and moral concerns over working with model organisms that appear to have “taken their model role a step too far”. 421 more words

Ignorance Is Bliss

Preparing for the Field: Now vs. Last Year

As I am beginning to gather my gear for the upcoming field season I  have come to the realization that it was exactly a year ago today when I stepped foot in the Amazon rainforest for the first time. 1,455 more words


Open letter: Private workshop on the “necessity” of monkey research does not represent broad public interests or the scientific community

This weekend there will be science marches around the globe. Scientists and science proponents will gather to provide a visible sign of support for work that benefits the public, the environment, and the world in innumerable ways. 1,561 more words


Special Issue of Primate Journal Focuses Solely on Non-Human Primate Well-Being

This month, the American Journal of Primatology published a freely-available Special Issue entitled, “Non-Human Primate Well-Being.” The entire issue is dedicated to the physical, psychological and physiological well-being of laboratory-housed non-human primates, and is notable for its cross-facilities studies as well as for the diversity of primate species that are represented, including rhesus and pigtailed macaques ( 978 more words