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UK at ‘significant juncture’ in animal use in science


Chair of Animals in Science Committee calls for progression of non-animal alternatives

The chair of the Animals in Science Committee has said the UK is at a “significant juncture” in the use of animals in science, as he urged the government to consider relocating the animals-in-science policy function into the science department.

David Main—who heads up the government’s independent advisory body on animals in science—called for action for the UK to “progress towards a new and exciting era of scientific innovation that uses fewer animals”.

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