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Workshop on Ethics of Monkey Research Earns Cheers and Boos

Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and the chair of the chimpanzee report, added that nonhuman primate research should only be conducted if it has to be conducted. “It’s not ethically acceptable to do research that is not necessary. Being ‘necessary’ is not the same as ‘worth doing.’”

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