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Few Alternatives to Animal Testing in U.S.

POSTED: 11:55 AM ET, 04/12/2008 by The Editors

A decade after Congress created a panel to spur the development of alternatives for companies that now test their products on animals, only four such non-animal tests have been approved out of 185 reviews, The Post's Gilbert M. Gaul reports. In Europe, a similar panel has approved 34 tests.

Is there a bias against non-animal testing here? Gaul obtained an e-mail that, according to critics such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, suggests that U.S. scientists are not open as they might be to alternatives such as using computer models and test-tube research. See what you think of the dispute.

The U.S. panel, Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods, or ICCVAM, says it is unfair to compare it directly to its European counterpart.

By The Editors |  April 12, 2008; 11:55 AM ET
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If God could create the earth in seven days, can't US scientists created non- animal testing in less time?

Posted by: rubdel | April 23, 2008 10:29 PM

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