U.S. imposes stricter rules on chimp research

The National Institutes of Health suspended all new grants for research involving chimpanzees and issued strict new criteria in response to an Institute of Medicine report that concluded most chimp research isn't necessary. The new guidelines say research must be necessary for human health and there must be no other way to accomplish it. The impact of the new guidelines will be especially felt in Texas, home to two of only four large chimpanzee research facilities in the U.S.

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