From the Washington Post today: Nearly all medical research on chimpanzees is "scientifically unjustified" and any future studies using the great apes must pass a "very high bar," according to a new congressionally ordered report from the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences.
"Fewer kinds of studies will be justified based on the criteria that we set out," said Jeffrey Kahn, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University who chaired the report committee.
The report does not endorse an outright ban on chimp research, but instead outlines restrictive rules for using the apes.
More on the findings here. (thanks, Cyrus!)
- Do chimps grieve? – Boing Boing
- Chimpanzee mother learns her infant has died (video) – Boing Boing
- Curious chimps of the Congo – Boing Boing
- Astrochimp ad astra: 50th anniversary of Ham the chimpanzee's …
- Test compares the way humans and chimps learn – Boing Boing
- Young bonobo may be expressing symptoms of autism – Boing Boing
- The story behind the "Do chimps grieve?" National Geo photo …
- Similarities between chimps and humans – Boing Boing
- Story Time: Jerry- The World's Most Human Chimp – Boing Boing
- Do monkeys have a theory of mind? – Boing Boing
- Books by people who have raised apes in their homes – Boing Boing
- The scientist who studies scientists—An interview with Harry Collins …
- NatGeo's Jane Goodall retrospective – Boing Boing