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Experts say study misleads on rodents in research

A recent study grossly overestimates the number of rodents used each year in biomedical research and incorrectly asserts that the rodents that are used are not treated humanely, say Allyson Bennett, senior editor at Speaking of Research, and Nadia Rosenthal, scientific director of the Jackson Laboratory. Some observers have called for additional tracking and other oversight of rodents in biomedical research, but FBR President Matthew R. Bailey rejected that notion. "Now is not the time to be seeking additional restrictions on biomedical research or endeavoring to make it more difficult and more expensive," Bailey said.

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