400 Research Chimpanzees to Be Retired

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  • In late January, wrapping up a two-year assessment of the need to continue use of chimpanzees in research studies, a recommendation was made to the National Institutes of Health to retire 400 of its approximately 450 chimps. According to the recommendation, the remaining chimps would be maintained for possible future use, but with changes to their housing to be implemented over the next five years.

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